• Impressionist Modern  auction at Christies

    Sale 2290

    Impressionist Modern

    10 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 53

    Henri Matisse (1869-1954)

    Fille avec chaine et croix

    Price Realised  

    Henri Matisse (1869-1954)
    Fille avec chaine et croix
    stamped with initials 'HM.' (lower left)
    pen and black ink on paper
    9¼ x 12½ in. (23.6 x 31.7 cm.)


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    Wanda de Gubriant has confirmed the authenticity of this drawing.

    Provenance

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


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Estate of Pierre-Noel Matisse

    Christie's is privileged to offer a select group of works on paper by Henri Matisse and Reg Butler from the Estate of Pierre-Noël Matisse. 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 dealers of the 20th Century, having introduced artists such a 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.

    Property from the Estate of Pierre-Noel Matisse