4 November 2010
Henri Matisse (1869-1954)
signed and dated 'Henri Matisse 10/42' (lower left); signed and dated again and indistinctly dedicated 'H Matisse 11 May 1945 En hommage à Madame M' (lower right)
pen and India ink on paper
20¾ x 16 in. (52.7 x 40.6 cm.)
Drawn in October 1942
La Boetie (Helen Serger), New York.
Acquired from the above by the present owner, circa 1950.
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