HENRI MATISSE (1869-1954)
Etude de fruits et de feuilles de néflier
signed and dated 'H Matisse 44' (lower right)
black Conté crayon on paper
1612 x 1212 in. (41.9 x 31.8 cm.)
Drawn in 1944
Estate of the artist.
Pierre Matisse, New York.
By descent from the above to the present owner.
Le Cateau-Cambrésis, Musée Matisse, Matisse et l’arbre, October 2003-January 2004, p. 131 (illustrated).
Pontoise, Musée Tavet-Delacour, Henri Matisse, fleurs, feuillages et fruits, May-June 2005, p. 39, no. 28 (illustrated).
Nice, Musée Matisse, Cinématisse, 2019.
Georges Matisse has confirmed the authenticity of this work.
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