13 November 2008
Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985)
Arabe aux palmiers
signed and dated 'J. Dubuffet 48' (upper left)
gouache on paper
17 7/8 x 21 7/8 in. (45.4 x 55.6 cm.)
Painted in 1947-1948.
Pierre Matisse, New York
By descent to the present owner
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P. Selz, The Work of Jean Dubuffet, New York, 1962, p. 36 (illustrated).
M. Loreau, ed., Catalogue des Travaux de Jean Dubuffet: Roses d'Allah, clowns du désert, Lausanne, 1967, fascicule IV, pp. 34 and 212, no. 37 (illustrated in color).
Property from the Estate of Pierre-Noël Matisse
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