Fantaisie sur fond rouge, 1943 signed and dated 'F LEGER 43' (lower right) and further titled, signed and dated (on the reverse) oil on canvas board 24 x 19 7/8in (61 x 50.5cm)
PROVENANCE: Perls Galleries, New York, New York Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Berny Schulman, Glencoe, Illinois Sale, Sotheby's New York, Oct. 23, 1980, lot 265 Private Collection Sale, Sotheby's New York, May 16, 1990, lot 438 Leonard Hutton Galleries, New York, New York Private Collection, New York, New York
EXHIBITED: New York, New York, Perls Galleries Modern French Painting, 1952, no. 82
LITERATURE: G. Bauquier, Fernand Léger: catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint vol. 6, Paris, 1998, p. 270, no. 1144, color illus. p. 271
This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from M. Georges Bauquier, director of Musée National Fernand Léger.