9 November 2000
Henri Matisse (1869-1954)
Tête de femme en profil
signed and inscribed 'Henri Matisse Dessin' (lower left)
black Conté crayon on buff paper
17¼ x 111/8 in. (43.8 x 28.2 cm.)
Drawn in Paris, 1916
Estate of the artist.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
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W. George, Dessins de Henri Matisse, Paris, 1925, no. 22 (illustrated).
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