5 February 2004
THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTOR
Henri Matisse (1869-1954)
Femme de face
signed and dated 'H. Matisse mai 47' (lower right); with the Pierre Matisse estate stamp (on the reverse)
brush and ink on paper
19¼ x 12 3/8 in. (49 x 31.5 cm.)
Executed in Vence in May 1947
The artist's estate (no. M107).
Pierre Matisse's estate (no. 205015).
Maria-Gaetana Matisse, and thence by descent to the present owner.
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This work is sold with a photo-certificate from Wanda de Guébriant, dated Paris, le/2002 and numbered I 68 - 7215. The work is recorded in the archive as no. M 107.
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