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Henri Matisse
1869 - 1954
PETIT PAYSAGE DU MIDI
signed Henri Matisse (lower right)
oil on canvas
38.5 by 46.8cm., 15¼ by 18⅜in.
Painted in 1923.
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The authenticity of this work has been verbally confirmed by Wanda de Guébriant.

Provenance

Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Paris (acquired directly from the artist in December 1923)
Henri Cannone, Paris (acquired in January 1924; sale: Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 28th May 1930, lot 35)
Ernst Lübitsch, United States
Marlborough-Godard Gallery, Toronto (acquired by 1974)
Private Collection, United States (sale: Sotheby’s, New York, 20th May 1982, lot 238)
Acquired by the present owner in 1989

Exhibited

Paris, Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Henri Matisse, 1924, no. 9 or 23 (possibly)
Toronto, Marlborough-Godard Gallery, Masters of the 19th and 20th Century, 1974, no. 14
London, Connaught Brown, Aspects of Post Impressionism, 1985, no. 17, illustrated in colour in the catalogue

Literature

Guy-Patrice & Michel Dauberville, Matisse chez Bernheim-Jeune, Paris, 1995, vol. II, no. 597, illustrated p. 1176

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