Lot 303
after Henri Matisse (French, 1869-1954), La Coiffure
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil on canvas, late 20th century, bears signature at lower right, presented in a contemporary frame.

DOA 51.75 x 46 in.

From the personal collection of the late Israeli film actress Daliah Lavi. Blessed with beauty and bursting with talent, the multi-lingual Lavi was truly an international citizen during the 1960s when she worked alongside such luminaries as Peter O'Toole, David Niven, and Woody Allen. One of her more memorable roles was in the James Bond spoof Casino Royale (1967). She also had a hugely successful career as a singer in Europe.

In her personal life Ms. Lavi enjoyed a 40-year marriage, her four children, and numerous grandchildren. She was a resident of Asheville, North Carolina at the time of her death.

This is a copy of the painting by Matisse, completed in 1901, and currently on display in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. An intimate domestic scene, Matisse depicts his wife, Amélie, arranging her hair before a mirror.

Very good estate condition.