Etude pour un PortraitArtist(s)Fernand LégerArtist NationalityFrench (culture or style)Object Creation Datecirca 1940Medium & Supportgraphite and crayon on paperDimensions
15 9/16 in x 12 1/2 in x 7/8 in (39.53 cm x 31.75 cm x 2.22 cm);15 9/16 in x 12 1/2 in x 7/8 in (39.53 cm x 31.75 cm x 2.22 cm)Credit LineGift of Gilbert M. FrimetSubject matter
This drawing is likely 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 small drawing of a woman in upper left portion of a sheet of paper. The woman wears a green dress with a black and white scarf draped over her left shoulder. Behind her is a chair to the right and orange and blue curtains. Through the curtains, an urban scene is visible. The drawing is outlined in black.Primary Object Classification Drawing Primary Object Typepreparatory drawingCollection AreaModern and ContemporaryRights
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commissions (orders for works)
women (female humans)