4 November 2010
Henri Matisse (1869-1954)
Portrait de femme
signed 'H. Matisse' (lower right) and dated '20/12' (lower left)
pencil on paper
13 x 10 1/8 in. (33 x 25.7 cm.)
Drawn in Nice, 20 December 1939
Private collection, Paris.
Private collection, Washington D.C. (acquired from the above, by 2005). Gene Cooke, Fort Lauderdale.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
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