23 June 2016
Henri Matisse (1869-1954)
signed 'Henri Matisse' (lower right)
pencil on paper
12 1/2 x 9 5/8 in. (31.6 x 24.5 cm.)
Drawn circa 1908-1909
Buchholz Gallery (Curt Valentin), New York (no. 6369).
E. Weyhe, New York.
Walter P. Chrysler, Jr., New York, by 1941; his sale, Sotheby Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, 22 March 1945, lot 23.
Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, London, 1 July 1964, lot 54.
Lord & Lady Bernstein, London.
Private collection, London, a gift from the above in the 1980s.
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Virginia, The Museum of Fine Arts, Collection of Walter P. Chrysler, Jr., January - March 1941, no. 126, p. 75; this exhibition later travelled to Philadelphia, The Museum of Art.
Wanda de Guébriant has confirmed the authenticity of this work.
According to Wanda de Guébriant this work is a study for the oil Nu noir et or, circa 1908-1909 (Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg).
Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.
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