HENRI MATISSE (1869-1954)
Femme, tête dans les bras (Lydia Delectorskaya)
stamped with initials 'HM.' (lower right)
pencil on paper
934 x 1258 in. (24.7 x 32.2 cm.)
Drawn circa 1934-1935
Estate of the artist.
Pierre Matisse, New York.
Pierre-Noël Matisse, Paris (by descent from the above).
By descent from the above to the late owner.
Le Cateau-Cambrésis, Musée Matisse and Nice, Musée Matisse, Lydia Delectorskaya: Muse et modèle, 2010.
Georges Matisse has confirmed the authenticity of this work.
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This drawing is related to the oil on canvas Les yeux bleus, painted by Matisse in 1935 and now housed at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

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