Anemones Au Miroir Noir
Artwork: Anemones Au Miroir Noir
Size: 67.9 x 53.8 cm
Medium: Oil on canvas
Creation year: 1919
Marks: Signed 'Henri Matisse' (lower left)
Category: Paintings
Artwork details : Painted in Nice, 1919
Provenance: Galerie Bernheim-Jeune et Cie., Paris (acquired from the artist, 20 March 1919); Galerie de l'Art Moderne, Paris (acquired from the previous, 29 April 1927); Valentine Gallery (Valentine Dudensing), New York; The Phillips Memorial Gallery, Washington, D.C. (acquired from the previous, 1927); Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York (acquired from the previous, February 1947); The Reader's Digest Association, Inc., New York (acquired from the previous, 11 June 1947); sale, Sotheby's, New York, 16 November 1998, lot 32; Private collection (acquired at the previous sale); sale, Sotheby's, New York, 7 November 2001, lot 17; David Tunkl Fine Art, Los Angeles; Acquired from the previous by the late owner, 6 March 2007
Exhibition history: Paris, Galerie Bernheim-Jeune et Cie., Oeuvres recentes d'Henri Matisse, May 1919, no. 32 (illustrated); Washington, D.C., The Phillips Memorial Gallery, Leaders of French Art Today, December 1927-January 1928 (illustrated; titled Poppies and Mirror); New York, The Century Club, 1930; Pittsburgh, Carnegie Institute, An Exhibition of a Selected Group of Paintings from the Phillips Memorial Gallery, April-May 1930, no. 13 (titled Poppies and Mirror); Rochester Museum of Art, circa 1930; New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Henri Matisse Retrospective Exhibition, November-December 1931, p. 50, no. 51 (illustrated, p. 93; titled Anemones and Mirror and dated circa 1920); Providence, Rhode Island School of Design, Henri Matisse, December 1931, p. 8, no. 23 (titled Anemones and Mirror and dated circa 1920); Pennsylvania Museum of Art, Flowers in Art, April-May 1933 (titled Anemonies and Mirror); Cambridge, Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University, French Painting of the XIX and XX Centuries, July-August 1941, p. 5 (titled Anemones and Mirror); New York, Pierre Matisse Gallery, Paintings, 1898-1939, February 1943, no. 11 (titled Les Anemones); Buffalo, Albright-Knox Gallery; Cincinnati Art Museum; St. Louis, The City Art Museum and Washington, D.C., French Embassy, French Paintings of the Twentieth Century, December 1944-Spring 1945, p. 53, no. 41 (titled Anemones et Miroir); New York, M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., Reader's Digest Collection, May-June 1963, p. 22 (illustrated in color; titled Anemones and Mirror and dated 1920); Tokyo, Palaceside Building, Forty Paintings from the Reader's Digest Collection, October 1966, p. 26, no. 18 (illustrated in color; titled Anemone and Mirror and dated 1920); New York, Wildenstein & Co., Inc; St. Paul; Detroit; Chicago; Stuttgart; London, Wildenstein & Co., Ltd; Milan and Paris, Musee Marmottan, Selections from the Reader's Digest Collection, September 1985-April 1986, p. 38 (illustrated in color, p. 39; detail illustrated, p. 38; titled Anemones and Mirror and dated circa 1920); Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art, Henri Matisse: The Early Years in Nice, 1916-1930, November 1986-March 1987, p. 128, no. 55 (illustrated in color, pl. 79); Auckland City Art Gallery, the Reader's Digest Collection: Manet to Picasso, March-May 1989, p. 94 (illustrated in color; titled Anemones and Mirror and dated circa 1920); New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Henri Matisse: A Retrospective, September 1992-January 1993, p. 310, no. 230 (illustrated in color)

Christie's New York

Date: 2019-11-11
Lot Number: 13A
Low Estimate: $2000000 [+120%]
High Estimate: $3000000 [+46%]
Hammer Price: $4400000
Sold For: $5269000