Palm Beach Modern Auctions
Live Auction

Modern + Contemporary Art & Design, Spring 2021

Sat, May 15, 2021 12:00PM EDT
Lot 159

Henri Matisse Drawing

Estimate: $70,000 - $90,000

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Artist/Designer; Manufacturer: Henri Matisse (1869-1954)
Marking(s); notes: signed (initials); 1947
Country of origin; materials: French; conte crayon on paper
Dimensions (H, W, D): 20.5"h, 15.75"w; 37.25"h, 32.5"w frame
Additional Information: Work is titled "Visage, yeux baisses." Per Mme. Wanda de Guebriant, the drawing was executed in Paris in January of 1947. Lot is accompanied by a photo-certificate of authenticity dated 10.27.2007, issued by Wanda de Guebriant, Paris, France, stating the piece is numbered M302 in the archives of the artist. Provenance: Estate of the artist | Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York, New York | Max Lang Fine Art, New York, New York | Private Collection, acquired 2003 | Sotheby's, 5.8.2008 Impressionist & Modern Art Day Sale, lot 346 | Russeck Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida.

Spring 2021 Auction Series
Saturday, May 15th: Selections from the Palm Beach Estate of Paige Rense Noland (Session I)
Saturday, May 15th: Modern + Contemporary Art & Design (Session II)
Thursday, May 20th: Editions & Photography (Session III)

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very good, not examined outside frame (condition of art only)