5 February 2008
Henri Matisse (1869-1954)
Jeune homme nu de dos assis
signed 'Henri Matisse' (lower left); dated and inscribed 'à Mr Darin cordialement 1912' (lower right)
pencil on paper
12 x 9 3/8 in. (30.5 x 23.8 cm.)
Drawn in Paris circa 1900
M. Darin, a gift from the artist in 1912.
Private collection, Los Angeles.
Acquired from the above by the present owner in the 1990s.
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