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Sale: 468 / Modern Art I, June 09. 2018 in Munich Lot 754

 
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Tête de jeune Fille. 1950.
Brush and India ink drawing.
Signed and dated "mai 50" in lower left. On fine wove paper. 52 x 40 cm (20.4 x 15.7 in) , size of sheet.

Striking drawing from the Pimportant group of the portraits in India ink, which are very rare on the auction market.
The work's authenticity has kindly been confirmed orally by Wanda de Guébriant, Archives Matisse.

PROVENANCE: Collection Madame Lang, Paris (estae auction, Musée Galliéra, Paris, March 4, 1972, lot 36).
Galerie Renou et Colle, Paris.
O'Hana Gallery, London.
Sotheby's Johannesburg, auction on March 4, 1975, lot 31.
Private collection USA.

EXHIBITION: Summer Exhibition of Paintings and Sculptures of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. O'Hana Gallery, London, May 17 - September 15, 1972, no. 50 (with two labels on rear of frame).

Essay
The expressiveness of Henri Matisse's later, almost exclusively linear portrait drawings reflects the sum of the experiences the artist gained in the course of his artistic development. The formal reduction to the essence of the line is crucial for Matisse's quest for the pure line. The graphic element is dominant, fueled by his mastery, it does not require anything else. The soft brushstroke describes a portrait characterized by an expresssiveness that can entirely do without any accessories. In his late period of creation Henri Matisse created a unique and unmistakable topos in portrait art that is also reflected in his late graphic oeuvre, especially in his lithographs (cf. lithographs Matisse-Dutuit 640 and 641).
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Henri Matisse
Tête de jeune Fille, 1950.
Brush and India ink drawing
Post auction sale: € 180,000 / $ 210,600
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