HENRI MATISSE (1869-1954)
signed with initials 'HM.' (lower right)
pen and India ink on paper
8 x 1038 in. (20.3 x 26.4 cm.)
Drawn in 1941
Estate of the artist.
Pierre Matisse, New York.
By descent from the above to the present owner.
Nice, Musée Matisse, Cinématisse, 2019, p. 85 (illustrated).
Georges Matisse has confirmed the authenticity of this work.
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This pen and India ink work on paper is a preliminary drawing for Nature morte au magnolia, the oil on canvas Matisse painted in December of 1941, now housed at the Centre Pompidou in Paris.

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