229
229

ALL THINGS BEAUTIFUL: PROPERTY FROM AN AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Henri Matisse
PORTRAIT DE FEMME
Estimate
180,000250,000
LOT SOLD. 237,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT
229

ALL THINGS BEAUTIFUL: PROPERTY FROM AN AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Henri Matisse
PORTRAIT DE FEMME
Estimate
180,000250,000
LOT SOLD. 237,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Impressionist & Modern Art Day Sale

|
New York

Henri Matisse
1869 - 1954
PORTRAIT DE FEMME
Signed Henri Matisse, dated 11/42 and dedicated à Albert Skira bien cordialement (lower right)
Sanguine on board
20 1/2 by 15 1/4 in.
50.2 by 38.7 cm
Executed in November 1942.
Read Condition Report Read Condition Report

The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by the late Wanda de Guébriant.

Provenance

Albert Skira, Lausanne (acquired from the artist)
Evelyn Aimis Fine Art, Florida
Acquired from the above on February 11, 2010

Catalogue Note

Albert Skira founded Editions Skira in Lausanne in 1928 with a grandiose ambition—to commission great artists to illustrate the best in literature. Henri Matisse was involved with one of the earliest publications in 1932, producing 29 etchings for Stéphane Mallarmé’s Poésies. In the 1930s Skira opened an office in Paris, which became a hub for the city’s leading artists and the Surrealists in particular. During World War II Skira’s activity inevitably dipped, but in 1948 the publisher celebrated its twentieth anniversary and Matisse designed the cover of its corresponding catalogue: the head of a woman that would later become Skira’s unofficial logo (see fig. 1). Skira’s vision of quality reproductions and scholarly essays saw the publisher’s fine art books achieve successes internationally and the company today still produces catalogues across the world.

Impressionist & Modern Art Day Sale

|
New York