13 November 2015
Henri Matisse (1869-1954)
signed, dated and titled 'H. Matisse Mai 50 Sirène' (lower right)
pen and India ink on paper
20 ¾ x 15 ¾ in. (52.7 x 42.4 cm.)
Drawn in May 1950
Albert Loeb and Krugier Gallery, New York.
Acquired from the above by the late owners, January 1968.
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New York, Arthur Loeb and Krugier Gallery, Matisse, Drawings, November-December 1967, no. 10 (illustrated; dated 1928).
Roslyn Harbor, Nassau County Museum of Art, Poets and Painters, June-September 1997, p. 60 (illustrated).
Wanda de Guébriant has confirmed the authenticity of this work.
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