Matisse, Henri
Fille Assise

Pencil on vellum paper with watermark: “ARCHES”
52.7 x 40.7 cm (20.7 x 16.0 in.)
Signed and dated lower right: “H. Matisse 47”

Preparatory drawing for the painting Jeune Fille en Vert dans un Interiéur Rouge (1947), which belongs to the collection of the Hiroshima Museum of Art in Japan.

The authenticity was confirmed by Wanda de Guébriant on 30 September 2009. The work is listed in the artist’s archive as no. M144.

– Artist’s studio, Vence, 1947
– Private Collection, Sweden, from 1950
– Collection Dr. Gustav Rau (1922-2002), Stuttgart, until 2001
– Donation to Unicef by the aforementioned, 2001
– Rau Collection for Unicef I, Lempertz, Modern Art, Cologne, 25 May 2013, lot 690
– Private Collection, Germany