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Lot 342
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Henri Matisse

Estimate
50,000 - 70,000 USD
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Description

  • Henri Matisse
  • Visage de femme
  • Signed H Matisse, dated 24/3/52 and inscribed Pour Denise (lower left)
  • Charcoal on paper
  • 11 3/4 by 9 1/4 in.
  • 30 by 23.5 cm

Provenance

Galerie Boulakia
Private Collection (acquired from the above in 1983)

Condition

Executed on cream wove paper. Taped to a mount on all four corners of the reverse. She is timed darkened overall. There is faint staining around the extreme left and upper edges. There are several areas of repair to the sheet mainly at the upper right corner and centre of left edge. There are some scattered surface stains throughout the work. This work is in generally good condition.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
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