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Reclining Nude

Inscription

Recto: signed and dated l.l. "H. Matisse / mars 46". Lower right, largely erased: 30/III (visible in Malingue, 1949, p. 83; see published references). Verso: PM in rectangle [? mark of Pierre Matisse?]. On the back, there is an inscription in graphite (pencil) at the upper right corner: 398/D. Also, at the lower right corner there is an illegible inscription, also in graphite (pencil). A digital image of the latter was taken by the paper lab and will be put into TMS (viewable in the Conservation portion of the object record). RP -- 3/1/04.

Signed

Lower left: H Matisse / mars 46

Provenance

Pierre Matisse, New York; Claude Bernard Gallery, Paris; about 1970, private collection, New York; by 2003, Salander-O'Reilly Galleries, New York; 2004, sold by Salander-O'Reilly Galleries to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 26, 2004)

Credit Line

Charles H. Bayley Picture and Painting Fund

Copyright

© 2011 Succession H. Matisse, Paris / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

1946

Dimensions

Sheet: 41.3 x 61 cm (16 1/4 x 24 in.) Framed: 66.7 x 86.7 cm (26 1/4 x 34 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

2004.70

Medium or Technique

Charcoal on cream laid paper

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