|Artist||Henri Matisse (1869 - 1954)|
|Title||Jeune Fille Aux Boucles Brun, (Young Girl with Brown Earrings),1924|
|Image Size||7 1/2 in x 5 3/16 in (19 cm x 13.2 cm)|
|Sheet Size||12 7/8 in x 9 5/8 in (33 cm x 24.8 cm)|
|Framed Size||approx. 23 in x 20 in (58.4 cm 50.8 cm)|
|Edition||This work is inscribed ‘Etat’ in pencil in the lower right margin, aside from the numbered edition of 100.|
|Signature||This work is hand-signed by Henri Matisse (Le Cateau-Cambrésis, 1869 - Nice, 1954) in pencil in the lower right margin.|
|Condition||This work is in excellent condition.|
Henri Matisse Jeune Fille Aux Boucles Brun, (Young Girl with Brown Earrings), 1924 depicts the exquisite portrait of a beautiful woman. She gazes ahead, but her dark, beautiful eyes do not quite meet the viewer's. Despite her beauty, the viewer detects a hint of sadness, as if she longs for something more. Her eyes are slightly lidded as she looks into the mid ground. Delicate curls escape her up-do and cascade down her neck. Matisse depicts this woman in black and white, utilizing strong tonal contrasts to create a sense of depth. The texture of the work adds complexity. Matisse shrouds part of the woman's face in shadow and places her against a backdrop of plants, adding further intrigue to this mysterious work. We wonder about the context of the plants, whether she is outside, or whether they are meant more symbolically to represent her youth and potential.
Created in 1924, this original lithograph is hand signed by Henri Matisse (1869 - 1954) in pencil in the lower right margin and inscribed ‘Etat’ in pencil in the lower right margin, aside from the numbered edition of 100.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Henri Matisse Young Girl with Brown Earrings (Jeune Fille Aux Boucles Brun), 1924 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices accompanying the final sale of the work).
1. Duthuit-Matisse, Marguerite. Henri Matisse: Catalogue raisonné de lœuvre grave Tome II. Paris: Claude Duthuit, 1983. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 448.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Henri Matisse Young Girl with Brown Earrings (Jeune Fille Aux Boucles Brun), 1924 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical-grade Plexiglas.