Property from the Collection of Sandra Moss
1869 - 1954
Tête de femme
Signed H. Matisse (toward lower right)
Brush and ink on paper
12 1/2 by 9 3/4 in. (31.8 by 24.8 cm)
Framed: 23 by 20 in. (58.4 by 50.8 cm)
Executed in Vence in December 1948.
The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Georges Matisse.
The work is in very good condition. Executed on cream-colored paper. Hinged to the upper corners of its verso. Artist pinholes in all four corners. Slight discoloration in a few areas along the edges which correspond to prior hinges. Slight undulation in the sheet due to the previous mounting. The medium is very strong and well-preserved. A few minor spots of foxing to the left of the figure's proper right eye and beneath the figure's chin.
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