Published: January 18, 2022
ROCKLAND, MASS. — What does a full-bodied copper cow weathervane have in common with a Fernand Leger painting? Willis Henry’s January 16 sale, where each sold for $8,125. The 32½-inch-long cow featured remnants of gilt paint on the belly but mostly came in a mottled verdigris patina. According to verbal provenance passed down in the family, the painting, which appeared with an attribution to Leger, had been purchased by a female student in the 1930s on the occasion of a visit to Leger’s studio. “Man With Dog,” a Cubist work, then passed down through that family to its consignor.
There were plenty of other treasures in Henry’s sale and we’ll cover them further in a future issue.
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