L'Italienne (Lorette)
Artwork: L'Italienne (Lorette)
Size: 54.6 x 44.9 cm
Medium: Oil on cradled panel
Creation year: 1917
Marks: Signed 'Henri Matisse' (upper right)
Category: Paintings
Artwork details : Painted in spring 1917
Provenance: Galerie Georges Petit, Paris; Dikran Khan Kélékian, Paris and New York (acquired from the previous, 12 April 1917); (possibly) Stephan Bourgeois, New York; Samuel A. Lewisohn, New York (circa 1925); By decent from the previous to the present owners
Exhibition history: New York, Museum of Modern Art, 20th Century Portraits, December 1942-January 1943, p. 140 (illustrated, p. 56; dated 1916); West Palm Beach, Norton Museum of Art and New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Matisse in Transition Around Laurette, January-July 2006, p. 41, fig. 8 (illustrated in color; titled Lorette in a White Blouse); New York, Eykyn Maclean, Matisse and the Model, October-December 2011, p. 77, no. 7 (illustrated in color, p. 16; titled Lorette in a White Blouse)

Christie's New York

Date: 2016-11-16
Lot Number: 30B