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Henri Matisse

Petite tête au nez camus or Petite tête au chignon

Auction Closed

March 7, 03:05 PM GMT

Estimate

60,000 - 80,000 GBP

Lot Details

Description

Henri Matisse

1869 - 1954


Petite tête au nez camus or Petite tête au chignon

inscribed with the initials HM, stamped with the foundry mark C. VALSUANI CIRE PERDUE and numbered 4 (on the back)

bronze

height: 14 cm. 5 ½ in.

height (with base): 25.4 cm. 10 in.

Conceived in Collioure in 1906; this example cast by the Valsuani Foundry in 1952. This work is number 4 from an edition of 10 plus 1 artist's proof.


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

Pelle Borjesson, Gothenburg (acquired in 1953)

Henri Duhem, Antibes

M. Knoedler & Co. Inc., New York

Private Collection, New York (acquired from the above on 5 December 1961)

Wildenstein & Co. Inc., New York

Private Collection, New York (acquired from the above on 31 January 1963)

Sotheby's, New York, 8 November 2006, lot 356

Acquired from the above by the present owner

Albert E. Elsen, The Sculpture of Henri Matisse, New York, 1972, no. 159, p. 119, another example illustrated (titled Small Head with Flat Nose (Marguerite))

Isabelle Monod-Fontaine, The Sculpture of Henri Matisse, London, 1984, no. 19, another example illustrated (titled Small Head with Flat Nose)

Claude Duthuit and Wanda de Guébriant, Henri Matisse, Catalogue raisonné de l’œuvre sculpté, Paris, 1997, no. 24, p. 61, another example illustrated