Lot 335
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HENRI MATISSE | Les Deux odalisques

120,000 - 180,000 USD
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  • Henri Matisse
  • Les Deux odalisques
  • Signed Henri. Matisse and dated 27 (lower right)
  • Pencil on paper
  • 15 by 21 3/4 in.
  • 38.1 by 55.3 cm
  • Executed in 1927.


Galerie Berggruen, Paris (acquired by 1963)
Galerie Dina Vierny, Paris (acquired by 1967)
Acquired from the above


Munich, Galerien Thannhauser, Henri Matisse, 1930, no. 133, illustrated in the catalogue
Montreal, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, L’Oeil du collectionneur, 1996-97, n.n., illustrated in the catalogue 
Montreal, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, All for Art! Our Great Private Collectors Share Their Works, 2007-08, n.n.


Karen Thomson, ed., The Blema and H. Arnold Steinberg Collection, Montreal, 2015, no. 87, illustrated in color p. 85

Catalogue Note

Les Deux odalisques was made in preparation for a series of large, daringly colored canvases of one or more languorously reclining or seated women in various states of undress. This drawing bears the closest resemblance to a 1928 painting of two odalisques in the Moderna Museet, Stockholm.

The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Georges Matisse.