• Impressionist/Modern Works on  auction at Christies

    Sale 7832

    Impressionist/Modern Works on Paper

    3 February 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 246

    Henri Matisse (1869-1954)

    Femme nue, étendue, les bras relevés

    Price Realised  

    Henri Matisse (1869-1954)
    Femme nue, étendue, les bras relevés
    signed 'Henri Matisse' (lower right)
    pen and India ink on paper
    9 x 11¾ in. (22.9 x 29.8 cm.)
    Executed in 1931


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    Wande de Guébriant has confirmed the authenticity of this drawing.

    This drawing is one of five that Matisse executed for the illustrated edition of Mallarmé's Poésies published by Skira in 1932.

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    Provenance

    Skira (the publisher of Poésies), by 1932.
    M Mermod, Lausanne.
    Private collection by 1936.
    Edwin Engelberts, Geneva.
    Anonymous sale, Bukowskis, Stockholm, 4 November 2003, lot 270.
    The Andipa Gallery, London.
    Private collection, London, by whom acquired from the above in 2005, and thence by descent to the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR