Henri Matisse

Henri Matisse (1869–1954)
Seated Woman
1919
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Samuel Courtauld Trust: Samuel Courtauld Gift, 1935 

© 2012 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

This is a preparatory drawing for the painting The Black Table, which Matisse produced in the summer of 1919, and depicts a young woman lounging in a wicker chair. The nineteen-year-old Antoinette Arnoux served as the model, and this drawing studies her at a level of detail that is lessened in the painting.

 

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