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HENRI MATISSE | LA LECTURE (RECTO - VERSO)

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HENRI MATISSE | LA LECTURE (RECTO - VERSO)

HENRI MATISSE | LA LECTURE (RECTO - VERSO)

Estimate:

150,000

to
- 200,000 EUR

HENRI MATISSE

1869 - 1954

LA LECTURE (RECTO - VERSO)


signed H. Matisse and dated mai 47 (lower right) - recto

signed with the initials H.M. and dated mai 47 (lower left) - verso

charcoal on paper

37 x 47,5 cm; 14½ x 18¾ in.

Executed in May 1947.


The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Marguerite Duthuit-Matisse.

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HENRI MATISSE

1869 - 1954

LA LECTURE (RECTO - VERSO)


signé H. Matisse et daté mai 47 (en bas à droite) - recto

signé des initiales H.M. et daté mai 47 (en bas à gauche) - verso

fusain sur papier

37 x 47,5 cm; 14½ x 18¾ in.

Exécuté en mai 1947.


L'authenticité de cette œuvre a été confirmée par Marguerite Duthuit-Matisse.

Executed on cream wove paper, not laid down, affixed to the mount with transparent plastic corners at all four corners and floating in its mount. The lower edge is slightly deckled. There are a few pinholes along the extreme edges.

Verso: There is a tiny nick to the lower part of the left-hand woman face. There are a few small repaired tears associated with tiny paper losses along the extreme edges (the longest of which is approx. 2 cm) which have been stabilized with some strips of Japan paper in places, notably at all four corners.

The sheet is slightly undulating and slightly light stained.

This work is in overall very good condition.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Samuel A. Berger, New York (1953)

Sale: Sotheby's, New York, April 26-27, 1972, lot 62

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Samuel A. Berger, New York (1953)

Vente: Sotheby's, New York, 26-27 avril 1972, lot 62

The Fine Arts Society, Londres (acquis lors de cette vente)

Galerie Jan Krugier, Genève (1984)

Waddington Galleries, Londres

Collection particulière, Angleterre (acquis auprès du précédent en avril 1980 et vendu: Christie's, Londres, 3 février 2010, lot 244)

Acquis lors de cette vente par le propriétaire actuel

Clement Greenberg, Henri Matisse, 1953, New York, illustrated pl. 33 (recto)

Pierre Schneider, Matisse, Paris, 1984, illustrated p. 45 (recto)

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Clement Greenberg, Henri Matisse, 1953, New York, reproduit pl. 33 (recto)

Pierre Schneider, Matisse, Paris, 1984, reproduit p. 45 (recto)

San Francisco, John Berggruen Gallery & Los Angeles, Margo Leavin Gallery, Henri Matisse, Hommage to Frank Perls, 1975, no. 42, illustrated in the catalogue

Lindau, Stadtmuseum Lindau, Variation – Improvisation, Die Bilder der Suite "Jazz" und Zeichnungen von Henri Matisse, 2014

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San Francisco, John Berggruen Gallery & Los Angeles, Margo Leavin Gallery, Henri Matisse, Hommage to Frank Perls, 1975, no. 42, reproduit dans le catalogue

Lindau, Stadtmuseum Lindau, Variation – Improvisation, Die Bilder der Suite "Jazz" und Zeichnungen von Henri Matisse, 2014

This work is a study for the painting La Lecture (Deux fillettes, bouquet de pivoines sur fond noir), 1947.

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Cette œuvre est une étude pour le tableau La Lecture (Deux fillettes, bouquet de pivoines sur fond noir), 1947.