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Femme accoudee sur une table (Woman leaning with elbows on a 
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Femme accoudee sur une table (Woman leaning with elbows on a table)

1923

Henri Matisse (1869-1954)

Chalk, stump on paper

Height: 40.7 cm; Width: 25.8 cm;

Inscription
Inscription, inscribed, signed, recto, lower right

Acquisition
Courtauld, Samuel; gift; 1935
D.1935.SC.143

About this work
Matisse created this drawing in black chalk, smoothing it into the paper with a stump, an implement usually formed of a small pad of soft leather or paper, to produce soft shadow. Although created as a study for an oil painting, this drawing is satisfying as a finished work in itself. The bold decorative patterning and subject matter are similar to the lithographs he produced around the same time. (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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