London, South Kensington
29 April 2009
Henri Matisse (1869-1954)
stamped with artist's initials 'HM' (lower left)
pen and black ink on paper
14½ x 10½in. (37 x 27cm.)
Executed circa 1952
Anon. sale, Sotheby's London, 28 Nov 1995, lot 407A
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The authenticity of this work has kindly been confirmed by Mrs. Wanda de Guébriant.
This work is closely related to the large Grand nu that Matisse executed in 1952.
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