HENRI MATISSE (1869-1954)
Nu allongé (Henriette Darricarrère)
stamped with initials 'HM.' (lower right)
pencil on paper
938 x 1238 in. (23.8 x 31.5 cm.)
Drawn circa 1922
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 drawing is a study for the 1922 lithograph Le repos du modèle, by which Matisse returned to lithography after a five year hiatus and went on to execute over one hundred lithographs, a time known as his "odalisque" period.

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