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Property of the Toledo Museum of Art, to Benefit Future Acquisitions

Henri Matisse

Fleurs ou Fleurs devant un portrait

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May 18, 01:03 AM GMT


12,000,000 - 18,000,000 USD

Lot Details


Property of the Toledo Museum of Art, to Benefit Future Acquisitions

Henri Matisse

1869 - 1954

Fleurs ou Fleurs devant un portrait

signed Henri. Matisse (lower right)

oil on canvas

39 ½ by 32 in. 100.3 by 81.2 cm.

Executed in 1923.

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




1869 - 1954年


款識:藝術家簽名Henri. Matisse(右下)


39 ½ x 32 英寸;100.3 x 81.2 公分



Please note there is an Irrevocable Bid on this lot.
Josse and Gaston Bernheim-Jeune, Paris (acquired from the artist on 17 December 1923)
Josse Bernheim-Jeune, Paris (acquired by transfer from the above)
Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Paris (acquired from the above on 3 November 1933)
Acquired from the above in 1935 by the present owner 
Roger Fry, Henri Matisse, Paris, 1930, fig. 22, illustrated   
Gothard Jedlicka, Henri-Matisse, Paris, 1930, pl. 22, illustrated in color (titled Fleurs and dated 1924)
Blake-More Godwin, Catalogue of European Paintings, Toledo, 1939, p. 258 and p. 259, illustrated (titled Vase of Flowers)
Toledo Museum of Art, ed., "Our Painting by Matisse," Museum News, no. 88, Toledo, December 1939, illustrated
Denys Sutton, "Nineteenth-Century Painting: Trends and Cross Currents," Apollo, vol. 86, no. 70, December 1967, p. 492; p. 494, illustrated 
Toledo Museum of Art, The Toledo Museum of Art, European Paintings, Toledo, 1976, p. 109, catalogued; pl. 291, p. 347, illustrated 
Guy-Patrice and Michel Dauberville, Matisse: Henri Matisse chez Bernheim-Jeune, vol. II, Paris, 1995, no. 600, p. 1179, illustrated