3 December 1996
Henri Matisse (1869-1954)
signed and dated 'H. Matisse 3/44' (lower left)
pen and ink on paper laid down on card
15¾ x 20 5/8in. (40 x 52.5cm.)
Executed in March 1944
Martin Fabiani, Paris.
Perls Galleries, New York (no. 3453).
Erna Futter, New York.
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