HENRI MATISSE (1869-1954)
pen and India ink on paper
1058 x 814 in. (26.8 x 20.7 cm.)
Drawn circa 1945-1946
Estate of the artist.
Pierre Matisse, New York.
By descent from the above to the present owner.
Nice, Musée Matisse, Cinématisse, 2019, p. 68 (illustrated).
Georges Matisse has confirmed the authenticity of this work.
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This work is a study for the cover of Matisse's illustrated book of Charles Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du Mal, published in 1947 in 320 copies.

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