17 September 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 6,875
Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 7,000
After Henri Matisse (1869-1954) by Jacques Villon (1875-1963)
Odalisque sur la Terrasse (Ginestet & Poillon 633)
etching and aquatint in colours with roulette, 1922, on wove paper, signed by Matisse in ink, numbered 39/200 (there was also an edition of 21 in black only), published by Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Paris, with margins, mount and light-staining, the colours slightly attenuated, a 23 mm. tear in the lower margin, a crease at the upper left sheet corner, irregularly trimmed, backboard staining and remains of old tape at the sheet edges verso
P. 480 x 600 mm., S. 550 x 665 mm.
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René Gaffé Collection, Christie's, London, 3 July 2002, lot 273.
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