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Reclining Nude

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In the 1920s Matisse lived in Nice, on the French Riviera, in an apartment filled with color and pattern-on wallpapers, rugs, and textiles. These rich backgrounds appear over and over again in his paintings of this period. But Matisse cautioned the viewer not to be confused by "the array of...

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Provenance

With the Galerie Simon, Paris (stock no. 8443). Sacha Guitry (b. 1885 - d. 1957), Paris. Justin K. Thannhauser (b. 1892 - d. 1976), Paris and New York; by 1955, sold by Thannhauser to Arthur K. Solomon (b. 1912 - d. 2002), Cambridge, MA; 2004, gift of the Arthur K. Solomon collection to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 23, 2004)

Credit Line

Arthur K. Solomon Collection

Copyright

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

1923–25

Object Place

France

Dimensions

Overall: 34.9 x 59.7 cm (13 3/4 x 23 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2004.444

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

Collections

Europe

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