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Henri Matisse

Deux femmes assises

Auction Closed

June 30, 02:45 PM GMT


250,000 - 350,000 GBP

Lot Details


Henri Matisse

1869 - 1954

Deux femmes assises

signed Henri Matisse (lower right) and dated 12.VI.38 (lower left)

charcoal, estompe and chalk on paper

61.8 by 41.1cm., 24⅜ by 16⅛in.

Framed: 100 by 80.2cm., 39⅜ by 31⅝in.

Executed on 12th June 1938.

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

Estate of the artist

Pierre Matisse, New York (the artist's son; by descent from the above)

Private Collection, New York

Acquavella Galleries, New York

Jan Krugier & Marie-Anne Krugier-Poniatowski (acquired from the above in May 2001. Sold by his estate: Sotheby's, London, 23rd June 2014, lot 5)

Private Collection (purchased at the above sale)

Alon Zakaim Fine Art, London

Acquired from the above by the present owner 

Christian Zervos, 'Dessins récents de Henri Matisse', in Cahiers d'Art, 1939, illustrated p. 9
Lydia Delectorskaya, …l’apparente facilité… Henri Matisse, Peintures de 1935-1939, Paris, 1986, illustrated p. 264
Paris, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Henri Matisse: Dessins et Sculpture, 1975, no. 104, illustrated in the catalogue
Paris, Musée Jacquemart-André, La Passion du Dessin. Collection Jan et Marie-Anne Krugier-Poniatowski, 2002, no. 149, illustrated in colour in the catalogue
Vienna, Albertina, Goya bis Picasso. Meisterwerke der Sammlung Jan Krugier und Marie-Anne Krugier-Poniatowski, 2005, no. 117, illustrated in colour in the catalogue
Munich, Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Das Ewige Auge - Von Rembrandt bis Picasso. Meisterwerke aus der Sammlung Jan Krugier und Marie-Anne Krugier-Poniatowski, 2007, no. 150, illustrated in colour in the catalogue
Madrid, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Matisse 1917-1941, 2009, no. 59, illustrated in colour in the catalogue