Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.
VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium
Purchased by the present owner's father, Pierre Matisse, at the 1971 exhibition, and by descent.
Please note that the present lot is illustrated incorrectly in the catalogue. The image should be rotated 90 degrees clockwise.
PROPERTY OF THE ESTATE OF PIERRE-NOËL MATISSE
The grandson of Henri Matisse and younger son of the dealer Pierre Matisse, Pierre-Noël Matisse inherited an important and impressive collection of pictures, objects and sculpture. This formidable family must have provided a fascinating childhood. While his father Pierre Matisse 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, his mother, Alexina "Teeny" Duchamp, led an adventurous life having later married the artist Marcel Duchamp.
In addition to the present lot, Christie's are also offering for sale an exceptional group of paintings, drawings and sculpture by Henri Matisse in New York on 7 November 2007. This rare assortment of works offers an intimate glimpse into the prolific and varied oeuvre of Henri Matisse. The works range from rare pre-fauve paintings that demonstrate his mastery of colour and distinctive gestural brushwork to his iconic odalisques and masterful portraiture in a range of media to a striking self-portrait that truly encapsulates the spirit of the artist. The Estate of Pierre-Noël Matisse offers collectors the rare opportunity to acquire exceptional works of art that have until now remained quiet treasures of the artist's family.
New York, Gimpel Weitzenhoffer, Louis le Brocquy, April - May 1971, no. 23.