Lot #634
Henri Matisse

Matisse thanks a patron of his Vence Chapel

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Matisse thanks a patron of his Vence Chapel

ALS in French, one page, 8 x 10.5, March 16, 1949. Letter to Mrs. Alexander Prober, in full (translated): "In again finding the photograph of your charming family, I experienced the same emotion as when I saw it in your letter on the subject of the 'Chapelle de Vence.' Also, I permit myself to thank you for your touching attention, which I should have done in thanking you for your contribution to the construction of the chapel. Allow me to wish that these charming children will be for you a source of perfect happiness and accept, Madame, my deep respects." In fine condition. The Chapelle du Rosaire de Vence (Chapel of the Rosary), often referred to as the Matisse Chapel or the Vence Chapel, is a small Catholic chapel located in the town of Vence on the French Riviera. The church, which houses a number of Matisse originals, was built and decorated between 1947 and 1951 under a plan devised by Matisse, who has regarded the project as his 'masterpiece.'

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #583 - Ended May 13, 2020

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