5 February 2008
Henri Matisse (1869-1954)
Femme au collier de perles
signed and dated 'H.Matisse Mai 50' (lower right)
brush and black ink on paper
20¾ x 16 in. (52.7 x 40.5 cm.)
Executed in Nice in May 1950
Anonymous sale, Galerie Motte, Geneva, 5 December 1964, lot 78B.
Anonymous sale, Galerie Motte, Geneva, 25 November 1966, lot 3.
Anonymous sale, Galerie Motte, Geneva, 6 June 1974, lot 12.
Acquired by the present owner circa 1980.
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