Deux femmes assises, 12 June 1938

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Deux femmes assises12 June 1938charcoal and estompe on paper 60 x 40 cmsigned ‘Henri Matisse’ (lower right); dated ‘12.VI.38’ (lower left)

Estate of the artist
Pierre Matisse, New York (the artist's son; by descent from the above)
Private collection, New York
Acquavella Galleries, New York
Jan Krugier, Switzerland (acquired from the above in May 2001)

Paris, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Henri Matisse: Dessins et Sculpture, 1975, no. 104, (illustrated) Paris, Musée Jacquemart-André, La Passion du Dessin. Collection Jan et Marie-Anne Krugier-Poniatowski, 2002, no. 149 (illustrated) Vienna, Albertina, Goya bis Picasso. Meisterwerke der Sammlung Jan Krugier und Marie-Anne Krugier-Poniatowski, 2005, no. 117 (illustrated) Munich, Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Das Ewige Auge - Von Rembrandt bis Picasso. Meisterwerke aus der Sammlung Jan Krugier und Marie-Anne Krugier-Poniatowski, 2007, no. 150 (illustrated) Madrid, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Matisse 1917-1941, 2009, no. 59 (illustrated)

C. Zervos, Dessins récents de Henri Matisse, Cahiers d'Art, 1939, p. 9 (illustrated)
L. Delectorskaya, …l’apparente facilité… Henri Matisse, Peintures de 1935-1939, Paris, 1986, p. 264 (illustrated)

The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Wanda de Guébriant.

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