24 June 2004
Property From a Private West Coast Collection
Henri Matisse (1869-1954)
Jeune femme accoudée à la blouse roumaine
dated '15/12 Soir' (lower right)
pencil on paper
16 3/8 x 12 7/8 in. (41.6 x 32.8 cm.)
Drawn on 15 December 1939
Jean Matisse's estate.
Harold Diamond, by April 1979.
Acquired from the above by the father of the present owner.
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