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Figure dans un intérieur (Figure in an Interior)

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

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

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

Henri Matisse

French, 1869-1954

Figure dans un intérieur (Figure in an Interior), 1925

transfer lithograph on Montval wove paper

image: 18 7/8 x 12 inches (47.94 x 30.48 cm); sheet: 19 3/4 x 12 3/4 inches (50.16 x 32.38 cm); framed: 26 3/4 x 19 3/4 inches (67.94 x 50.16 cm)

Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Gift of A. Conger Goodyear, 1954

1954:1.15

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Inscriptions

signature, undated / front, lower right / Henri-Matisse

Provenance

collection of A. Conger Goodyear;
donated to the Albright Art Gallery, March 11, 1954

Class

Prints

Work Type

Transfer lithograph

This information may change due to ongoing research. Glossary of Terms

In 1917, Henri Matisse chose to distance himself from the city of Paris and relocated to Cimiez, a hillside neighborhood in Nice with views of the Mediterranean. In several graphic works, the woman in Figure in an Interior appears from varying vantage points within the artist’s apartment. In this instance, she is seated in a chair, arms crossed. Depicted in the background is a dramatic, drawn curtain that reveals another room in which an easel appears next to a window. Matisse’s studio and living space was a recurring subject in numerous works throughout his long career. However, the walls of his residences eventually became his canvas. Not only would he draw directly on them, but they would also serve as a compositional support for his largest cut-outs.

Label from Matisse and the Art of Jazz, January 20–July 1, 2018

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