5 May 2004
Henri Matisse (1869-1954)
stamped with initials 'HM.' (lower right)
pencil on paper
9 3/8 x 12½ in. (23.9 x 31.8 cm.)
Drawn circa 1935
Estate of the artist.
Lionel Prejger (acquired from the estate of the above).
Anon. sale, Drouot Montaigne, Paris, 15 June 2000, lot 10.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
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