10 May 2001
Henri Matisse (1869-1954)
Dormeuse et nature morte
stamped with initials 'HM.' (lower right)
pencil on paper
16 7/8 x 12 7/8 in. (41.7 x 32.8 cm.)
Drawn in Nice, December 1939
Estate of the artist.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
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A photo-certificate from Wanda de Guébriant dated Paris, 29 December 1997 accompanies this drawing, which is recorded as no. E 180 in the artist's archives.
Decorative and dangerous, the most impressive group of courtly quality weapons to come to auction in well over a generation
This month, Christie’s offers one of the American artist’s large-scale works. In October, she will tackle the monumental proportions of Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall