HENRI MATISSE (1869-1954)
Etude de citrons
signed with initials 'HM' (lower right)
pencil on paper
1578 x 2034 in. (40.4 x 52.7 cm.)
Drawn circa 1943
Estate of the artist.
Pierre Matisse, New York.
By descent from the above to the present owner.
Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt; Staatliche Museen zu Berlin; Berlin, Nationalgalerie, and Berlin, Sammlung Berggruen, Henri Matisse: Mit der Schere zeichnen, Meisterwerke der letzten Jahre, 2002-2003, p. 88, no. 33 (illustrated).
Le Cateau-Cambrésis, Musée Matisse, Matisse et l’arbre, October 2003-January 2004, p. 132 (illustrated).
Pontoise, Musée Tavet-Delacour, Henri Matisse, fleurs, feuillages et fruits, May-June 2005, p. 34, no. 23 (illustrated).
Nice, Musée Matisse, Cinématisse, 2019.
Georges Matisse has confirmed the authenticity of this work.
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