• Impressionist/Modern Works on  auction at Christies

    Sale 7832

    Impressionist/Modern Works on Paper

    3 February 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 235

    Henri Matisse (1869-1954)

    Femme au chapeau

    Price Realised  


    Henri Matisse (1869-1954)
    Femme au chapeau
    signed and dated 'HMatisse 46' (lower left)
    pen and India ink on paper
    18 1/8 x 11¼ in. (46 x 28.6 cm.)
    Executed in 1946

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    Pierre Matisse, New York, by descent from the artist.
    By descent from the above to the late owner.

    Pre-Lot Text

    Christie's is privileged to offer a select group of four drawings by Henri Matisse from the Estate of Pierre-Noël Matisse in the February Impressionist and Modern Works on Paper sale in London. Pierre-Noël Matisse, grandson of Henri Matisse, inherited an encyclopedic and extraordinary collection of works - not only by Matisse but by a pantheon of 20th century masters - from his prodigious parents Pierre Matisse and Alexina 'Teeny' Duchamp. This formidable family must have provided a fascinating childhood. While his father Pierre Matisse is considered one of the most influential art dealers of the 20th century, having introduced artists such as Joan Miró, Alberto Giacometti and Jean Dubuffet to America, his mother 'Teeny' Duchamp led an adventurous and offbeat life having later married the artist Marcel Duchamp.