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Henri Matisse

Buste de femme au chapeau, accoudée sur le lit de repos

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50,000 - 70,000 EUR

Henri Matisse

Henri Matisse

Buste de femme au chapeau, accoudée sur le lit de repos

Buste de femme au chapeau, accoudée sur le lit de repos

Estimate:

50,000 - 70,000 EUR

Lot sold:

113,400

EUR

Henri Matisse

1869 - 1954

Buste de femme au chapeau, accoudée sur le lit de repos


stamped with the initials HM. and dated  19-12-36- (lower right)

pencil on paper

Executed on December 19, 1936.

25,5 x 32,8 cm; 10 x 12⅞ in.


The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Wanda de Guébriant.

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Henri Matisse

1869 - 1954

Buste de femme au chapeau, accoudée sur le lit de repos


porte le cachet des initiales HM. et daté 19-12-36- (en bas à droite)

crayon sur papier

Exécuté le 19 décembre 1936.

25,5 x 32,8 cm; 10 x 12⅞ in.


L'authenticité de cette œuvre a été confirmée par Wanda de Guébriant.


La présente œuvre dépeint la princesse Hélène Galitzine accoudée sur un lit de repos. Celle fût l’une des muses les plus importantes de Henri Matisse dans les années 1930 apparaît dans de nombreuses œuvres de l’artiste, souvent sous la figure d’une odalisque.

Executed on cream laid paper, laid down on Japan paper which is sandwiched between glass and backing board and floating in its mount. The left edge is deckled associated with a few nicks, a tiny repaired tear (approx. 0.3cm long) and a minor paper loss to the lower part of the left edge. The sheet is a bit light stained with scattered dots of faint foxing. This work is in overall 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."

Paris, Galerie Schmit, Lumières sur la peinture – XIXe-XXe siècles, 1983, no. 124, illustrated in the catalogue

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Paris, Galerie Schmit, Lumières sur la peinture – XIXe-XXe siècles, 1983, no. 124, reproduit dans le catalogue


The present work depicts Princess Helene Galitzine leaning on a daybed. She was one of Henri Matisse's most important muses in the 1930s and appears in many of the artist's works, often as an odalisque.

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La présente œuvre dépeint la princesse Hélène Galitzine accoudée sur un lit de repos. Celle fût l’une des muses les plus importantes de Henri Matisse dans les années 1930 apparaît dans de nombreuses œuvres de l’artiste, souvent sous la figure d’une odalisque.