Please note that Wanda de Guébriant has confirmed the authenticity of this work.
Please note the present lot was painted in 1946.
PROPERTY FROM A MEMBER OF THE MATISSE FAMILY
Christie's is privileged to offer a select group of works on paper by Henri Matisse and a work by Joan Miró from the collection of a member of the artist's family in the fall Impressionist and Modern art sales in New York. Pierre-Noël Matisse, grandson of the artist, from whom the present lots passed by descent, inherited an encyclopedic and extraordinary collection of works-not only by Matisse but by an array of 20th century masters-from his remarkable parents, Pierre Matisse and Alexina "Teeny" Duchamp. His father, Pierre Matisse, who first owned the present drawings, is considered one of the most influential dealers of the 20th century, having introduced artists such as Joan Miró, Alberto Giacometti and Jean Dubuffet to America, while his mother "Teeny" Duchamp led an adventurous and offbeat life, having later married the artist Marcel Duchamp.