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  • Provenance

    Estate of the Artist
    Erika Meyerovich Gallery, San Francisco
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in January 1991

  • Exhibited

    London, Lumley Calazet Limited, Drawings by Henri Matisse, October–November 1985, no. 3, n.p. (illustrated)

  • Artist Biography

    Henri Matisse

    French • 1869 - 1954

    The leading figure of the Fauvist movement at the turn of the 20th century, Henri Matisse is widely regarded as the giant of modern art alongside friend and rival Pablo Picasso. Working as a painter, draughtsman, printmaker and sculptor for over five decades, he radically challenged traditional conventions in art by experimenting with vivid colors, flat shapes and distilled line. Rather than modeling or shading to lend volume to his pictures, the French artist employed contrasting areas of unmodulated color. Heavily influenced by the art and visual culture of non-Western cultures, his subjects ranged from nudes, dancers, odalisques, still lifes and interior scenes and later evolved into the graphic semi-abstractions of his cut-outs of his late career. 

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Property from a Prominent Private Collection


Femme assise au Bocal de Poissons

signed with the artist's initials "HM." lower left
pencil on paper
9 1/2 x 12 5/8 in. (24.1 x 32.1 cm)
Executed in 1929.

Wanda de Guébriant has confirmed the authenticity of this work.

$30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for $60,480

Contact Specialist

Avery Semjen

Head of Sale, New Now

212 940 1207


New Now

New York Auction 9 March 2022