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  • Provenance

    Auguste Clot, Paris (his stamp, not in Lugt); Private Collection, Switzerland

  • Literature

    Claude Duthuit 426

  • 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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Nu sur chaise de repos sur fond moucharabieh

Lithograph, on
Chinese paper, with margins,

I. 19 1/4 x 15 7/8 in. (48.9 x 40.3 cm);
S. 23 3/8 x 17 3/4 in. (59.4 x 45.1 cm)

one of 2 unsigned proof impressions from the estate of the printer
(the edition was 50 and 10 artist's proofs), occasional creasing near the sheet edges, otherwise in very good condition, unframed.

$5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for $8,125


8 June 2011 New York