Nu allongé vers la droite, s’appuyant sur le bras gauche, Um 1914.
Reddish Pen and India ink drawing
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Nu allongé vers la droite, s’appuyant sur le bras gauche. Um 1914. Reddish Pen and India ink drawing. Signed in lower right. On thin creme wove paper, with perforated edges at top. 20.8 x 26.7 cm (8.1 x 10.5 in), size of sheet. Germaine Raynal, wife of the French art critic Maurice Raynal, presumably posed for this drawing. She acted as model to Matisse on many occasions. [CH]. • From the collection Hahnloser, Winterthur • Characteristic female nude • Drawing for the odalisque series.
This work's authenticity has kindly been confirmed by Wanda de Guébriant.
PROVENANCE: Henri Marie Petiet, Paris (acquired from the artist in 1928). Collection Hahnloser, Winterthur/Switzerlamd (presumably acquired from aforementioned in fall of 1931, until at least 1969). Private collection Rhineland.
EXHIBITION: Europäische Meisterwerke aus Schweizer Sammlungen, Staatliche Graphische Sammlung, Munich, August 8 - Octobr 19, 1969, cat.no. 90 (with illu., plate 74). Nabis und Fauves. Zeichnungen, Aquarelle und Pastelle aus Schweizer Privatbesitz, Kunsthaus Zürich, October 29, 1982 - January 16, 1983, Kunsthalle Bremen, February 27 - April 10, 1983, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, May 08 - July 03, 1983, cat. no. 69 (with illu., p. 86). The drawings of Henry Matisse, London, Hayward Gallery October 04, 1984 - January 06, 1985) and New York, The Museum of Modern Art (February 27, 1985 - May 14, 1985), cat. no. 28, p. 62 and p. 258 (with illu., p. 157).