Fernand (Joseph Henri) Léger (French, 1881-1955)
Two Costume Designs from David Triomphant: Le percepteur, 1937 and Enfants, 1936
Both unsigned and titled in pencil within the composition l.c.; Percepteur
inscribed "David Triomphant étude/G.308-18/G.A.-18 24,5 x 20" and Enfants inscribed "David Triomphant étude/24,5 x 20/G.A-2/G308-2" in pen on the reverse, Enfants identified on a label and with Sotheby's labels affixed to the backing.
Graphite and gouache on paper, sheet sizes to 9 3/4 x 7 7/8 in. (24.8 x 20.0 cm), both framed.
Condition: Transparent and paper tape hinged to window mat, old transparent tape residue, minor toning, creases to margins, Percepteur with folded right and bottom margins.
Provenance: Sotheby's London, Impressionist and Modern Art and Ceramics: including Set and Costume Designs by Fernand Léger from the Collection of Pierre Cardin, October 21, 1998, Sale LN8643, Lot 217.
Percepteur sheet size 9 3/4 x 7 7/8 in. (24.8 x 20.0 cm), Enfants sheet size 8 1/4 x 6 3/8 in. (folded).
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