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Nude woman squatting in an armchair
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Nude woman squatting in an armchair

1906

Lithographer
Henri Matisse (1869-1954)

Artist
Henri Matisse (1869-1954)

Publisher
Henri Matisse (1869-1954)

Lithograph

Height: 44.5 cm (sheet); Width: 27.7 cm (sheet);

Inscription
Inscription, inscribed, numbered & ink:
15
25


Inscription, inscribed, signed on the stone, recto & lower right:
with initials HM

Acquisition (source, method, date)
Courtauld, Samuel; gift; 1935
G.1935.SC.191

About this work
In 1906 Matisse explored lithography for the first time. This print demonstrates his interest in Japanese art, through the diagonal positioning of the female nude without shading or perspective. The loosely suggested forms rendered in bold strokes indicate a quick life study. Unlike later lithographs, where Matisse worked directly on the printing stone, here he drew the image on paper which was then transferred to the stone. (Permanent collection label)



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Copyright: © Succession H. Matisse/DACS, London, 2003. Image © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London.

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