Sale: 517 / Modern Art II, June 18. 2021 in Munich Lot 225

Henri Matisse
Nu couché vu de dos, 1927.
Pencil drawing
Post auction sale: € 18,000 / $ 21,600
Lot description
Nu couché vu de dos. 1927.
Pencil drawing.
Lower right monogrammed. On Arches wove paper (with watermark). 28 x 38 cm (11 x 14.9 in), size of sheet. [CH].

• Preparatory drawing for a painting of the same name from the same year.
• Other nudes from this year of creation are at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
• In Matisse's drawings, paintings, prints and sculptures, the female nude occupies a prominent position and thus determines his entire artistic work.
• In what is probably his most famous work "La Danse" (1909, Museum of Modern Art, New York), Matisse deals with the female nude and the female rear nude

This work's authenticity ahs kindly been confirmed by Wanda de Guébriant (with the hand-written inscription from April 19, 1996 on the reverse).

PROVENANCE: Private collection, USA.
Private collection, Europe.


Buyer's premium, taxation and resale right apportionment for Henri Matisse "Nu couché vu de dos"
This lot can be subjected to differential taxation plus a 7% import tax levy (saving approx. 5 % compared to regular taxation) or regular taxation.

Differential taxation:
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Resale right apportionment:
Objects made by artists who have not died at least 70 years ago are subject to a resale right apportionment of 2.4% including statutory sales tax.