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Etude pour le Portrait de Mme D.

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Etude pour le Portrait de Mme D.

Fernand Léger

Artist Nationality
French (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
circa 1940

Medium & Support
graphite and crayon on paper

10 9/16 in x 7 5/8 in (26.83 cm x 19.37 cm);14 1/2 in x 11 1/2 in (36.83 cm x 29.21 cm);10 9/16 in x 7 5/8 in (26.83 cm x 19.37 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Gilbert M. Frimet

Subject matter
This drawing is a study for a portrait of Mrs. Maud Dale, wife of American businessman and art collector Christopher Dale, who commissioned Léger to make the portrait.

Physical Description
A drawing of a woman standing in a green dress with a black and white scarf draped over her left shoulder.  She stands in front of a chair with black and white checked pattern, her left arm bent at her waist.  The image is outlined in black.

Primary Object Classification

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

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commissions (orders for works)
preparatory drawings
women (female humans)

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