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Inscription

by later hand, along bottom left edge in ink: (NoD.472 -5) étude pour un portrait.; by later hand, upper left verso in graphite: 6 16622 30917

Provenance

Musée National Fernand Léger, Biot (from the artist's estate); (Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris); (sale, Sotheby's, New York, 10 October 1996, no. 82, as Study for the Portrait of Mrs. Chester Dale); purchased by NGA.

Exhibition History
1980
Fernand Léger: 1881-1955, Staatlich Kunsthalle, Berlin, 1980-1981.
Bibliography
1952
Vallier, Dora. Carnet Inédit de Fernand Léger: Esquisses pour un Portrait. Paris, 1952.
1987
Bauquier, Georges. Fernand Léger: Vivre dans le Vrai. Paris, 1987: p. 241-246.