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Henri Matisse
1869 - 1954
PORTRAIT D'UNE FEMME (ANNELIES NELCK)
signed H. Matisse and dated 46 (lower left); inscribed C 6 (lower right)
pencil on paper
52.6 by 40.6cm., 20 3/4 by 16in.
Drawn in Vence in 1946. 
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The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Wanda de Guébriant.

Provenance

Estate of the Artist
Jean Matisse (son of the artist, by descent from the above)
Mme Jean Matisse (by descent from the above)
Galerie Schröder & Leisewitz, Bremen
Mme Adler (acquired circa 1975)
Galerie Luzan, Berlin
Sale: Villa Grisebach, Berlin, 1st December 2006, lot 67
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner

Catalogue Note

The subject of the present work is Annelies Nelck, a French painter and sculptor in her own right who was a frequent model for Matisse. Her figurative and abstract paintings as well as her masterful tapestries were exhibited widely throughout France during her lifetime, and her work is held in the collections of Pushkin Museum, Moscow as well as Musée de l'Art Brut, Lausanne. Her work was collected by many respected artists, including Jean Dubuffet and Henri Laurens. 

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