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Photo credit: Yale University Art Gallery
Artist: Fernand Léger, French, 1881–1955

Éléments mécaniques (Mechanical Elements)

1924

Oil on canvas

91.4 × 66 cm (36 × 26 in.)
framed: 111.1 × 84.1 × 7 cm (43 3/4 × 33 1/8 × 2 3/4 in.)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.52.16
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
French
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Paintings
Provenance: 

Galerie Leonce Rosenberg, Paris (stock no. 8971). Private Collection, by 1950. Private Collection, by 1992. Charles B. Benenson (1913–2004), Greenwich, Conn., by 2004; bequeathed to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 2004

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions, July 1, 2006–June 30, 2007,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2007): 239.

Georges Bauquier and Nelly Maillard, Fernand Leger, Catalogue Raisonne: 1920–1924, 2 (Paris: Aimé Maeght, 1992), 294, no. 369, ill.

Cathleen Chaffee, Eye on a Century: Modern and Contemporary Art from the Charles B. Benenson Collection at the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2012), 38–39, 173, no. 7.

This work appears on our "Artworks with Nazi-Era Provenance Documentation Gaps" page.
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