Henri Matisse

graphite drawing of seated woman with shirt open, wearing cap

Henri Matisse (1869–1954)
Seated Woman
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.


* Reproduction, including downloading of Henri Matisse works, is prohibited by copyright laws and international conventions without the express written permission of Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.



Sign up for news about exhibitions, events, and more. Let us know your interests.