4 November 2004
Henri Matisse (1869-1954)
Tête de femme
signed with initials 'HM' (lower right) and dated '23/2 52' (lower left)
charcoal on paper
14½ x 10 5/8 in. (36.9 x 27.1 cm.)
Drawn on 23 February 1952
Lionel Prejger, Paris (by 1983).
Saidenberg Gallery, New York.
Acquired from the above by the family of the late owner.
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