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Study for Anemones and Woman (Study for “Odalisque, Harmony in Blue”)

A work made of pen and black ink on ivory wove paper.
© 2018 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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  • A work made of pen and black ink on ivory wove paper.

Date:

1937

Artist:

Henri Matisse
French, 1869–1954

About this artwork

In this study, the pattern of flowers on the page merges with that of the woman on the right. Matisse drew a flower over her mouth and her midsection, suggesting feminine fertility and erotic sensuality. The pewter vase was a favorite prop of Matisse’s, as it appears repeatedly in his works.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Henri Matisse

Title

Study for Anemones and Woman (Study for “Odalisque, Harmony in Blue”)

Place

France (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1937

Medium

Pen and black ink on ivory wove paper

Inscriptions

Signed and dated recto, lower right, in pen and black ink: "Henri Matisse 37"

Dimensions

56.5 × 45.3 cm (22 1/4 × 17 7/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection

Reference Number

2013.976

Copyright

© 2018 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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