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Henri Matisse
Nu sur coussins (Nude on Cushions)


Since his early paintings of interiors, Matisse demonstrated a delight in depicting the sinuous lines appearing in furniture, drapery and objects echoed in the curvilinear forms of his female models. In the present work, Matisse has depicted his model lounging on a pile of cushions looking confidently up at us. It is a beautifully sensual example of Matisse's drawings of nudes and displays his singular ability to capture his model in a natural,...



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  Lot 54 of 73  

IMPRESSIONIST AND MODERN ART AUCTION
15-16 FEBRUARY 2012

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Henri Matisse
Nu sur coussins (Nude on Cushions)
Stamped with initials 'HM' (lower right)
Pencil on paper
11 x 15 in (27.9 x 38.1 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Pierre Matisse, New York (by descent from the artist)
Estate of Pierre-Noel Matisse (by descent from the above)
Sale: Christie's New York, 4th November, 2009, lot 175
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

Wanda de Gu├ębriant has confirmed the authenticity of this drawing.

Category: Drawing
Style: Figurative


 









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