Property from the Brooklyn Museum, Sold to Support Museum Collections


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October 29, 01:50 AM GMT


500,000 - 700,000 USD

Lot Details


Property from the Brooklyn Museum, Sold to Support Museum Collections


1869 - 1954


Signed Henri. Matisse (lower left)

Oil on canvas

24 by 15⅛ in.

61 by 38.4 cm

Painted in 1917.

The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Georges Matisse.

Please note this lot is subject to an irrevocable bid. Please note the estimate of this work has been lowered to $500,000 - 700,000.

Bernheim-Jeune, Paris (acquired from the artist on October 27, 1917)

Bernheim-Jeune, Lausanne (transferred from the above on December 31, 1919)

Carstairs Gallery, New York

Laura L. Barnes, Merion, Pennsylvania  

A bequest from the above in 1967 

Roger Fry, Henri-Matisse, London, 1935, illustrated pl. 28

Isaac Grünewald, Matisse och expressionismen, Stockholm, 1944, illustrated p. 54 

Jack Flam, Matisse, The Man and His Art, London, 1986, illustrated p. 462

Guy-Patrice & Michel Dauberville, Henri Matisse chez Bernheim-Jeune, vol. I, Paris, 1995, no. 207, illustrated p. 623 

Stephanie D'Alessandro & John Elderfield, Matisse: Radical Invention, 1913-1917 (exhibition catalogue, Art Institute of Chicago, 2010, fig. 16, illustrated in color p. 318 

Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum, Summer Exhibition: The Mrs. Albert C. Barnes Bequest, 1967

Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum, The Brooklyn Museum Collection: The Play of the Unmentionable an Installation by Joseph Kosuth at the Brooklyn Museum, 1990, n.n., illustrated in the catalogue 

Brisbane, Queensland Art Gallery; Canberra, National Gallery of Australia & Melbourne, National Gallery of Victoria, Henri Matisse, 1995, no. 78, illustrated in color in the catalogue

Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum, About Time: 700 Years of European Painting, 2003-06

Rome, Complesso del Vittoriano, Matisse e Bonnard: Viva la pittura!, 2006-07, no. 80, illustrated in the catalogue

Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum, European Paintings, 2008

Madrid, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Gauguin y el viaje a lo exótico, 2012-13, no. 27, illustrated in the catalogue