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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, New York
    Robin Quist Gates, California (acquired circa 1980s)
    Thence by descent from the above to the present owner

  • 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 the Collection of Robin Quist Gates

189

Vierge à l'enfant

signed with the artist's initials "HM." lower right
ink on paper
10 5/8 x 8 1/4 in. (27 x 21 cm)
Executed in 1948.

Wanda de Guébriant confirmed the authenticity of this work.

Estimate
$50,000 - 70,000 

Sold for $138,600

Contact Specialist

John McCord
Head of Day Sale, Morning Session
New York
+1 212 940 1261

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session

New York Auction 24 June 2021