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THE COLLECTION OF LORD AND LADY ATTENBOROUGH

Henri Matisse
ETUDES POUR UN CRUCIFIX
JUMP TO LOT
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THE COLLECTION OF LORD AND LADY ATTENBOROUGH

Henri Matisse
ETUDES POUR UN CRUCIFIX
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Henri Matisse
1869 - 1954
ETUDES POUR UN CRUCIFIX
signed H Matisse (lower right)
pen and ink on paper
26.8 by 21.1cm., 10 1/2 by 8 3/8 in.
Executed circa 1948-49.
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The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Wanda de Guébriant. 

Provenance

Private Collection, Sweden (sale: Sotheby's, London, 13th February 1985, lot 119)
Private Collection (purchased at the above sale)
Sale: Christie's, London, 25th June 1985, lot 345
Purchased at the above sale by the late owner

Catalogue Note

Etudes pour un crucifix is a prepatory drawing for Matisse's commission to create an overall design scheme for the Chapel of the Rosary of the Dominicans in Vence, today considered a culmination point within the artist's œuvre. Matisse approached the commission from a figurative perspective focusing on the effects of colour, light and movement within space.

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