24 June 2010
Henri Matisse (1869-1954)
Femme nue assise dans un fauteuil
stamped with the initials (lower left)
pen and India ink on paper
12 3/8 x 9 in. (32.2 x 22.9 cm.)
Pierre Matisse, New York (with his collector's stamp at the reverse).
Acquired from the above by the present owner in the early 1970s.
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