29th Oct, 2019 12:00 EST

Modern & Contemporary Art

 
  Lot 9
 
Lot 9 - Henri Matisse (French, 1869-1954)

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Henri Matisse (French, 1869-1954)
Deux Personnages Allongés

Signed, located 'Tgr' and dated 1913 bottom left, ink on thin wove paper.
7 13/16 x 9 7/8 in. (19.8 x 25.1cm)

Provenance: Sotheby's, New York, "Impressionist and Modern Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, Part II," November 7, 1991, lot 194.
Private Collection, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (acquired directly from the above sale).
EXHIBITED:
"Matisse in Morocco: The Paintings and Drawings: 1912 - 1913," The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., March 18 - June 3, 1990; also traveled to: The Museum of Modern Art, New York, June 24 - September 4, 1990; State Pushkin Museum, Moscow, September 28 - November 20, 1990; and The Hermitage, Leningrad, December 15, 1990 - February 15, 1991, no. 54, illustrated in the exhibition catalogue, p.184.

note:
This lot is accompanied by a photo-certificate of authenticty signed by Wanda de Guébriant of the Archives Matisse and dated 12/12/84. It is also accompanied by its former mounting board, the verso of which is inscribed in pencil: 'seigneurs nomades/p.96' with two lines of text crossed out.

Sold for $21,250
Estimated at $10,000 - $15,000


 

Signed, located 'Tgr' and dated 1913 bottom left, ink on thin wove paper.
7 13/16 x 9 7/8 in. (19.8 x 25.1cm)

Provenance: Sotheby's, New York, "Impressionist and Modern Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, Part II," November 7, 1991, lot 194.
Private Collection, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (acquired directly from the above sale).
EXHIBITED:
"Matisse in Morocco: The Paintings and Drawings: 1912 - 1913," The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., March 18 - June 3, 1990; also traveled to: The Museum of Modern Art, New York, June 24 - September 4, 1990; State Pushkin Museum, Moscow, September 28 - November 20, 1990; and The Hermitage, Leningrad, December 15, 1990 - February 15, 1991, no. 54, illustrated in the exhibition catalogue, p.184.

note:
This lot is accompanied by a photo-certificate of authenticty signed by Wanda de Guébriant of the Archives Matisse and dated 12/12/84. It is also accompanied by its former mounting board, the verso of which is inscribed in pencil: 'seigneurs nomades/p.96' with two lines of text crossed out.

Matisse made two journeys to Morocco, the first in early 1912, and the second in the winter of that year and into 1913. The present ink drawings date from his second trip, and are two of eighteen works that originally belonged to a single sketchbook. Each of these eighteen drawings was previously mounted to cardboard backings, which variously include inscriptions and page numbers, indicating that the artist may have originally intended them to be used as illustrations for an ultimately unpublished book. Both of these lots will be sold along with these cardboard mounts.

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