HENRI MATISSE (1869-1954)
Nu agenouillé au tub (Lisette Löwengard)
stamped with initials 'HM.' (lower right)
pen and India ink on paper
15 x 11 in. (38.1 x 27.9 cm.)
Drawn in 1931
Estate of the artist.
Pierre Matisse, New York.
Pierre-Noël Matisse, Paris (by descent from the above).
By descent from the above to the present owner.
Georges Matisse has confirmed the authenticity of this work.
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This pen and India ink work on paper is related to Matisse's sculpture, Vénus à la coquille, conceived in 1930 in Nice.

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