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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Henri Matisse, French (Cateau-Cambresis, France 1869 - 1954 Nice, France)
Seated Female Nude
Work Type
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Black ink on off-white wove paper
50.7 x 37.9 cm (19 15/16 x 14 15/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: black ink, lower right: Henri Matisse 36; lower left: à John Rewald / H.M.
  • inscription: verso, graphite: lower left: 38512 / 1358; lower center: Rewald; upper right: 48 x 61 1/2; center: 17 [crossed out, encircled]
John Rewald; [The New Gallery, New York, New York]; Richard B. Sisson (as of 1964), New York City and Cuba, NY, bequest to Harvard University Art Museums, 2005.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Richard B. Sisson and through the generosity of Anthony and Celeste Meier
© Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Accession Year
Object Number
Modern and Contemporary Art
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Publication History

[reproductions of Matisse drawings], Cahiers d'Art, XI, 1936, repr.

Agnes Humbert, Henri Matisse: Dessins, exh. cat., Fernand Hazan (Paris, 1956), pl. 23

Curt Seckel, Henri Matisse: Lob der Schönheit. Zeichnungen, Buchheim Verlag (Feldafing, 1956), repr.

Sidney Simon and Emily S. Rauh, 20th Century Master Drawings, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1963), no. 82

Collecting Privately, exh. cat., Bowdoin College Museum of Art (Brunswick, Maine, 1965), cat. no. 67, fig. 12

Christian Zervos and Tristan Tzara, Henri Matisse Drawings 1936: A Facsimile Edition, George Braziller (New York, 2005), repr.

Henri Matisse: Le laboratoire intérieur, exh. cat., Les Éditions Hazan and Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon (Paris, 2016), p. 216, cat. 152, ill. (color)

Exhibition History

20th Century Master Drawings, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 11/06/1963 - 01/05/1964; University of Minnesota Art Gallery, Minneapolis, 02/03/1964 - 03/15/1964; Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/06/1964 - 05/24/1964

Collecting Privately, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, 07/02/1965 - 09/05/1965

Henri Matisse, le laboratoire intérieur, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, Lyon, 12/02/2016 - 03/06/2017

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