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Henri Matisse, From Cinquante Dessins, 1920

Artist: Henri Matisse (1869 - 1954)
Title:From Cinquante Dessins, 1920
Reference:Duhuit P. 68
Medium:Etching
Image:7 1/2 in x 3 15/16 in (19 cm x 10 cm)
Sheet:12 1/4 in x 8 3/8 in (31.1 cm x 21.3 cm)
Framed:20 in x 16 in
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 1000 in pencil in the lower left margin.
Signature:This work is hand-signed by Henri Matisse (Le Cateau-Cambrésis, 1869 – Nice, 1954) in black ink in the lower right margin.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-7326
$12,000 $7,500

Historical Description

Henri Matisse From Cinquante Dessins, 1920 is a charming and delicate portrait of a young woman. She is placed in the center of the composition and rendered entirely in exquisite and articulate black line. The contours which define her form create whimsical movement which invites the viewers’ eyes to dance throughout the piece. These intricate lines speak to the artist’s expertise of the medium. Her captivating gaze is subtle and alluring, and with her petite smile she creates an aura of intimacy. Her expression is bright, though her eyes expose an inkling of  profound emotion and romanticism that emphasize the warmth the work possesses. The lovely asymmetry of her face allows the viewer to connect with her on a deeply personal level and take in her ethereal beauty.

Created in 1920, this etching is hand signed by Henri Matisse (Le Cateau-Cambrésis, 1869 – Nice, 1954)in black ink in the lower right margin and numbered from the edition of 1000 in pencil in the lower left margin.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Henri Matisse From Cinquante Dessins, 1920, 1971 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the sale of the work).

1. Duthuit-Matisse, Marguerite. Henri Matisse: Catalogue raisonné de lœuvre grave Tome I. Paris: Claude Duthuit, 1983. Listed and illustrated as catalogue no. 236.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Henri Matisse From Cinquante Dessins, 1920 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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