• Prints & Multiples auction at Christies

    Sale 2309

    Prints & Multiples

    26 - 27 April 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 81

    HENRI MATISSE (1864-1954)

    Le Jour (Duthuit 419)

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    HENRI MATISSE (1864-1954)
    Le Jour (Duthuit 419)
    lithograph, 1922, on Japon, signed in ink, numbered 4/50 (there were also 10 artist's proofs), with full margins, a minute area of adhesive remains at the right sheet edge, otherwise in very good condition
    L. 9¾ x 11½ in. (248 x 292 mm.)
    S. 11 x 17 3/8 in. (279 x 441 mm.)


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    Christie's is privileged to offer a select group of prints by Henri Matisse 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.

    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Estate of Pierre-Noel Matisse