Artist: Fernand Leger (French, 1881 - 1955).
Title: "Femme avec un coq".
Medium: Watercolor, gouache, and ink drawing on paper.
Lot Note(s): Signed lower right. Painted on cream wove paper. Very good to fine condition. Provenance: Ex-collection Hananiah Harari. Overall size: 14 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. (368 x 292 mm). For this image Leger composed at least five works with an almost identical composition but each different in both coloration and minor details. His “Woman with a Bird on a Red Background,” the cover image of “Fernand Leger: Oeuvres de 1905 a 1952” (Christian Zervos) is virtually the same composition, but not identical, to the gouache on paper that sold at Sotheby’s New York, November 3 2011, lot #142. Another gouache on paper with a white background, very similar to our example but with different coloration, is cited by Artnet. Image copyright © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. [29931-3-16000]