15 July 1999,
Price realised GBP 368
GBP 150 - GBP 200
In Swiss 15th Century style
With iron head struck with a shield-shaped mark on one side and rising to a stout spike of stiff diamond section, short fluke also with point of stiff diamond section, cylindrical socket, and wooden staff
17in. (44.5cm.) head
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Charles and Jean Boissonas, Geneva.
Galerie Fischer, Luzern, 15 November 1959, lot 26 (illustrated).
View works by Monet, Degas, Picasso, Magritte and more in our pre-sale exhibition, offered on 27 February in London in 20th Century Week
Why Christie’s Global President Jussi Pylkkänen considers this ‘one of the greatest Matisse paintings ever to come to the market’