8 February 2001
PROPERTY OF A FRENCH LADY
Henri Matisse (1869-1954)
Visage de face
signed, dated and inscribed 'H. Matisse 2/3 52 à Denise Arokas pour ses vingts ans' (lower right) and dated again '23/2 52' (lower left)
pencil on paper
14½ x 107/8 in. (36.8 x 27.5 cm.)
Drawn in Nice, February 1952
A gift from the artist to the present owner, 1952.
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Sold with a photo-certificate from Wanda de Guébriant dated Paris, 14 December 1999; stating the work is recorded under no. S172 in the artist's archives.
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