FERNAND LÉGER (1881-1955) Le jardin d'enfants 22 1/4 in (56.25 cm) (length) (Cast in bronze in a numbered edition of 8)

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Lot 7
FERNAND LÉGER
(1881-1955)
Le jardin d'enfants 22 1/4 in (56.25 cm) (length)

Sold for US$ 87,812 inc. premium

Impressionist & Modern Art

17 Nov 2020, 17:00 EST

New York

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, BOSTON
FERNAND LÉGER (1881-1955)
Le jardin d'enfants
inscribed 'F.LÉGER,' numbered '2/8' and stamped with the foundry mark 'C. Valsuani cire perdue' (on the right side of the base)
bronze
22 1/4 in (56.25 cm) (length)
Cast in bronze in a numbered edition of 8

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    Leon Kolker, New York.
    Jean and Harvey Picker, Boston.
    Thence by descent to the present owner.

    Literature
    P. de Francia, Fernand Léger, New Haven, 1983, p. 237 (monumental version illustrated in color, pl.58).
    G. Bauquier, Fernand Léger, vivre dans le vrai, Paris, 1987, pp. 338-339 (monumental version illustrated in color).

    This work is a smaller version of Le jardin d'enfants, a brightly colored and whimsical painted bronze which stands 8 meters tall at the Musée National Fernand Léger in Biot, in the South of France.

    The present owner's uncle was Leon Kolker, a private art dealer (1960s-1980s) based in Scarsdale, NY. Mr Kolker took buying trips to Europe and both collected and sold works by modern masters including Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, Rene Magritte, Max Ernst and Diego Giacometti, among others.
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