23 March 2010,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,500
Estimate GBP 800 - GBP 1,200
Henri Matisse (1869-1954)
Visage aux fixes vers le sol (Duthuit 308)
etching, 1946, on Chine appliqué, with Pur Fil Marais wove support, aside from the numbered edition of 25 (there were 6 proofs), some faint light staining and mount staining, otherwise in good condition
S. 380 x 280 mm.
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