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The Passion of American Collectors: Property of Barbara & Ira Lipman
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Henri Matisse

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Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000 USD
The Passion of American Collectors: Property of Barbara & Ira Lipman

Henri Matisse

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Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000 USD
Lot sold:277,200USD
(2 bids, reserve met)

Description

The Passion of American Collectors: Property of Barbara & Ira Lipman

Henri Matisse

1869 - 1954

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Inscribed with the initials HM., numbered 9 and stamped with the foundry mark C. Valsuani Cire Perdue

Bronze 

Height: 9 in. (22.8 cm)

Conceived in 1918 and cast in a numbered edition of 10 by the Valsuani Foundry, Paris between 1929 and 1954; this example cast in 1952.

Condition report

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Provenance

Estate of the artist
Paul Rosenberg & Co., New York
Saul Steinberg, New York (and sold: Sotheby's, New York, May 26, 1976, lot 67)
Private Collection (and sold: Sotheby's, New York, May 12, 1987, lot 288)
Acquired at the above sale 

Literature

Albert E. Elsen, The Sculpture of Henri Matisse, New York, 1972, illustrations of another cast figs. 187-89,
Alicia Legg, The Sculpture of Matisse, New York, 1972, no. 51, illustration of another cast p. 33
Isabelle Monod-Fontaine, The Sculpture of Henri Matisse, London & New York, 1984, no. 53, illustration of another cast n.p.
Claude Duthuit, Henri Matisse, L'Oeuvre sculpté, Paris, 1994, no. 61, illustrations of another cast p. 142-43
Claude Duthuit, Henri Matisse, L'Oeuvre sculpté, Paris, 1997, no. 61, illustration of another cast p. 171