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Seated nude woman, with tulle blouse
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Seated nude woman, with tulle blouse

1925

Artist
Henri Matisse (1869-1954)

Lithographer
Henri Matisse (1869-1954)

Publisher
Henri Matisse (1869-1954)

Lithograph

Width: 31.3 cm (sheet); Height: 44.3 cm (sheet);

Inscription
Inscription, inscribed, signed, recto, lower right margin

Acquisition
Courtauld, Samuel; gift; 1935
G.1935.SC.195

About this work
The nude woman with the veiled gaze in this print is recognisable as Henriette Darricarrère, Matisse’s favourite model of the 1920s. Darricarrère, a dancer who had worked as a film extra, was adept at assuming complex poses, and Matisse admired the way her athletic body caught the light. She was an aspiring artist and Matisse considered her an equal partner in the creative process. The skilful handling of pattern and tone suggests a richly coloured interior around the sculptural nude. (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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