b'63459459 Pierre Matisse Gallery photo-copy of the original label is also HENRI MATISSE (FRENCH, 18691954) companying the paper work. Label includes handwritten artists Jeune Femme Assise (Young Woman Seated), 1942 name, date, title and stock No. ST2069 in red ink. Wanda de Guebriant, who is a recognised expert on the work Pen and ink of Matisse and archivist for the artists estate, states that this signed and dated 12/42 lower left, drawing relates to a painting by Matisse, entitled Monique. It is 51.8 x 39.8cm. Framed. more than possible that the sitter of this drawing was a student Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from the Matissenurse by the name of Monique Bourgeois, who met Matisse Archives, dated January 24, 2005 with registration No. H132. in 1942, when he advertised for a nurse to assist him with his PROVENANCE recovery from cancer. During this time, she sat for several of From Matisses estate to the Pierre Matisse Gallery in New York;Matisses drawings and paintings. In 1943 she entered the then acquired by a private collector in Connecticut in 1959; Dominican Order and became known as Sister Jacques-Marie. thereafter held in a private collection in Melbourne. AcquiredMatisses abiding friendship with her led to his beautiful work on by the present owner at public auction in Sydney in 2008.the Rosary Chapel in Vence, France.$150,000200,000'