7 May 2009
Henri Matisse (1869-1954)
signed and dated 'H. Matisse 49' (lower right)
brush and India ink on paper
13 x 9 3/8 in. (33 x 23.8 cm.)
Painted in Vence, 1948
Estate of the artist.
Simon/Neuman Gallery, New York.
Acquired from the above by the present owner, April 1987.
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Verve, Paris, October 1948, vol. VI, nos. 21-22.
Wanda de Guébriant has confirmed the authenticity of this drawing and has dated it 1948.
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