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Henri Matisse

Portrait de Simone Monette Vincent

Property from a Private Swiss Collection

Henri Matisse

Henri Matisse

Portrait de Simone Monette Vincent

Portrait de Simone Monette Vincent

Property from a Private Swiss Collection

Henri Matisse

1869 - 1954

Portrait de Simone Monette Vincent


signed H. Matisse and dated 7/42 (lower right)

pen and ink on paper 

52.8 by 40.6cm., 20⅝ by 16in.

Framed: 66.5 by 53.2cm., 26⅛ by 21in.

Executed in Nice in July 1942. 


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

Executed on cream wove paper, not laid down, hinged to the mount in two places along the upper edge. There is an artist's pinhole at each of the four corners. All four edges are slightly deckled. There is some mount-staining to all four edges of the sheet, not visible when framed. There is a spot of foxing to the centre of the upper left quadrant and there are some very minor undulations to the left and right edges, only visible in a raking light. 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Simone Monette Vincent, Nice (the sitter; a gift from the artist)
Thence by descent to the present owner