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Henri Matisse (1869 - 1954)

Lot 13: Henri Matisse (1869-1954)

Christie's

May 1, 2012
New York, NY, US

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Description

Henri Matisse (1869-1954)
Les Pivoines
signed 'Henri. Matisse' (lower left)
oil on canvas
25½ x 21¼ in. (65 x 54.6 cm.)
Painted in Collioure, 1907

Exhibited

Paris, Galerie Bernheim-Jeune et Cie., Fleurs et natures mortes, November 1907, no. 34.
Paris, Galerie Bernheim-Jeune et Cie., Henri Matisse, tableaux et dessins, February 1910, no. 51.
Brussels, Palais des beaux-arts, Exposition d'art français moderne, April-May 1929, no. 459.
Kunsthalle Basel, Henri Matisse, August-September 1931, no. 19.
Brussels, Palais des beaux-arts, Artistes de Paris, 1935, no. 181.
Musée des beaux-arts Lucerne, Henri Matisse, July-October 1949, no. 35 (titled Bouquet de fleurs).
Kunsthalle Bern, Les Fauves, April-May 1950, no. 98.
Venice, XXV Biennale di Venezia, Les Fauves, June-October 1950, no. 43.
Paris, Musée national d'art moderne, Le Fauvisme, June-September 1951, p. 31, no. 103 (illustrated, p. 30).
Paris, Galerie Romanet, La fleur coupée, 100 tableaux de fleurs coupées de Van Gogh à Bernard Buffet, December 1955, no. 69.
Paris, Galerie Max Kaganovitch, Oeuvres choisies du XXe siècle, May-June 1962, no. 42 (titled Vase de fleurs, gueules de loup et iris).
Paris, Galerie Charpentier, Les jardins et les fleurs de Brueghel à Bonnard, 1965, no. 66 (titled Bouquet de fleurs).
Paris, Galerie Max Kaganovitch, Dessins, aquarelles, tableaux, sculptures des XIXe et XXe siècles, May-June 1966.

Literature

G. Marchiori, Matisse, Paris, 1967, p. 25, no. 20 (illustrated).
M. Luzi and M. Carrà, L'opera di Matisse, dalla rivolta 'fauve' all'intimismo, 1904-1928, Milan, 1971, p. 90, no. 91 (illustrated, p. 89).
G.-P. and M. Dauberville, Matisse, Paris, 1995, vol. I, p. 424, no. 76 (illustrated, p. 425).
Matisse-Derain Collioure 1905, un été fauve, exh. cat., Musée départemental d'Art moderne, Céret, 2005, p. 46, no. 188 (illustrated, p. 238).

Provenance

Galerie Bernheim-Jeune et Cie., Paris (acquired from the artist, 18 June 1907).
Félix Fénéon, Paris (acquired from the above, 28 November 1907); sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 4 December 1941, lot 63 (titled Roses, gueules de loup et iris).
Georges Aubry, Paris (acquired at the above sale).
Mme Bourdon, Paris (by 1951); sale, Hôtel Drouot, Guy Loudmer, Paris, 25 March 1990, lot 20.
Acquired by the present owner, circa 1990.

Notes

PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Henri Matisse (1869-1954)
Les Pivoines
signed 'Henri. Matisse' (lower left)
oil on canvas
25½ x 21¼ in. (65 x 54.6 cm.)
Painted in Collioure, 1907

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