HENRI MATISSE (1869-1954)
Figure allongée, pied sur le fauteuil
signed and dated 'Henri. Matisse Janvier 28' (lower center); stamped with initials 'HM.' (lower right)
pen and India ink on paper
1018 x 1814 in. (25.7 x 46.4 cm.)
Drawn in January 1928
Estate of the artist.
Pierre Matisse, New York.
By descent from the above to the present owners.
Georges Matisse has confirmed the authenticity of this work.

Please note that this work was drawn on two sheets of paper, now hinged together on the reverse.
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The present work is a study for Deux odalisques dont l'une dévetue, fond ornemental et damier, an oil on canvas Matisse painted in 1928, now housed at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm.

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