Property of an Esteemed Collector
1869 - 1954
Portrait de Henriette jouant au piano
Signed Henri-Matisse (lower right)
Charcoal and estompe on paper
18 3/4 by 24 5/8 in. (47.6 by 62.5 cm)
Framed: 26 3/4 by 33 in. (68 by 83.8 cm)
Executed in 1923.
The authenticity of this work has kindly been confirmed by Wanda de Guébriant.
Executed on cream colored laid paper. The edges are reinforced on the verso with tape. The edges of the sheet are deckled. There are artist's pinholes at all four corners. The edges of the sheet are stained and overall there is some slight time darkening to the sheet as well as scattered foxing. The work is in overall good condition.
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Jacques Dubourg, Paris (and sold: Palais Galliera, Paris, June 28, 1962, lot 222)
Heinz Berggruen, Paris (acquired at the above sale)
B.C. Holland, Inc., Chicago (acquired from the above)
Acquired from the above on December 21, 1966