French Sculpture Census

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LÉGER, Fernand
Argentan, Orne 1881 - Gif-sur-Yvette, Essonne 1955

Maker: Valsuani

Oiseau parmi les fleurs
Bird among Flowers

c. 1950-1952
bronze

relief
17 5/16 x 14 1/2 x 2
lower left: 7/8 / F.LEGER
lower right: CIRE / VALSUAN / PERDUE

Acc. No. : 1983.1.55
Credit Line : Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, The National Gallery of Art

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Provenance

  • 1969, 9 December, Sale, Sotheby's London, n. 46
  • purchased by Hector Brame, Paris, for Paul Mellon, Upperville, VA
  • 1969-1983, Upperville, VA, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon
  • 1983, gift to the National Gallery of Art, Washington

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, August 2, 2011
  • 1994 NGA Washington
    Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994, p. 131, repr.

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