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Matisse: Portraits

November 3, 2022 – January 14, 2023

Installation Views Thumbnails
Installation image of Matisse: Portraits. Photography by Pierre Le Hors. 

Installation image of Matisse: Portraits. Photography by Pierre Le Hors. 

Installation image of Matisse: Portraits. Photography by Pierre Le Hors. 

Installation image of Matisse: Portraits. Photography by Pierre Le Hors. 

Installation image of Matisse: Portraits. Photography by Pierre Le Hors. 

Installation image of Matisse: Portraits. Photography by Pierre Le Hors. 

Installation image of Matisse: Portraits. Photography by Pierre Le Hors. 

Installation image of Matisse: Portraits. Photography by Pierre Le Hors. 

Installation image of Matisse: Portraits. Photography by Pierre Le Hors. 

Installation image of Matisse: Portraits. Photography by Pierre Le Hors. 

Installation image of Matisse: Portraits. Photography by Pierre Le Hors. 

Installation image of Matisse: Portraits. Photography by Pierre Le Hors. 

Selected Works

Selected Works Thumbnails
Bédouine au large visage, 1947

aquatint on annam appliqué on wove paper, proof aside from edition of 25

20 1/16 x 14 15/16 in. / 51 x 37.9 cm

Bédouine au large visage, 1947

aquatint on annam appliqué on wove paper, proof aside from edition of 25

20 1/16 x 14 15/16 in. / 51 x 37.9 cm

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La Capeline de Paille d’Italie, 1923

lithograph, edition of 50

22 7/16 x 18 1/16 in. / 57 x 45.9 cm

La Capeline de Paille d’Italie, 1923

lithograph, edition of 50

22 7/16 x 18 1/16 in. / 57 x 45.9 cm

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Danseuse à mi-jambes, Main au Menton (Pl. de l’album Dix danseuses), 1927

lithograph, edition of 130

19 3/4 x 13 in. / 50.2 x 33 cm

Danseuse à mi-jambes, Main au Menton (Pl. de l’album Dix danseuses), 1927

lithograph, edition of 130

19 3/4 x 13 in. / 50.2 x 33 cm

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Danseuse endormie, 1926-27

lithograph, edition of 50

17 15/16 x 22 in. / 44 x 55.9 cm

Danseuse endormie, 1926-27

lithograph, edition of 50

17 15/16 x 22 in. / 44 x 55.9 cm

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Figure assise sur fond de carreaux fleuris, 1929
etching, on chine appliqué, edition of 25
11 1/4 x 14 15/16 in. / 28.6 x 37.9 cm

Figure assise sur fond de carreaux fleuris, 1929
etching, on chine appliqué, edition of 25
11 1/4 x 14 15/16 in. / 28.6 x 37.9 cm

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Figure devant Tapa africain, 1929

lithograph, edition of 50

25 3/8 x 19 11/16 in. / 64.5 x 50 cm

Figure devant Tapa africain, 1929

lithograph, edition of 50

25 3/8 x 19 11/16 in. / 64.5 x 50 cm

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Figure endormie dans un intérieur, 1929
etching, on chine appliqué, Bon à tirer, the final proof
approved by the artist for the edition of 25
11 x 14 15/16 in. / 27.9 x 37.9 cm

Figure endormie dans un intérieur, 1929
etching, on chine appliqué, Bon à tirer, the final proof
approved by the artist for the edition of 25
11 x 14 15/16 in. / 27.9 x 37.9 cm

Inquire
Jeune fille au col d’organdi, 1923

lithograph on China paper, edition 50

14 15/16 x 11 3/8 in. / 37.9 x 28.9 cm

Jeune fille au col d’organdi, 1923

lithograph on China paper, edition 50

14 15/16 x 11 3/8 in. / 37.9 x 28.9 cm

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Jeune fille en robe fleurie au col d’organdi, 1923

lithograph on China paper, edition of 50

14 15/16 x 11 1/4 in. / 37.9 x 28.6 cm

Jeune fille en robe fleurie au col d’organdi, 1923

lithograph on China paper, edition of 50

14 15/16 x 11 1/4 in. / 37.9 x 28.6 cm

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Jeune Hindoue, 1929

lithograph on wove paper, AP

15 1/2 x 19 3/4 in. / 39.4 x 50.2 cm

Jeune Hindoue, 1929

lithograph on wove paper, AP

15 1/2 x 19 3/4 in. / 39.4 x 50.2 cm

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Nu accroupi, profil à la chevelure noire, 1906

lithograph on Japanese vellum, edition of 25

17 11/16 x 11 in. / 44.9 x 27.9 cm

Nu accroupi, profil à la chevelure noire, 1906

lithograph on Japanese vellum, edition of 25

17 11/16 x 11 in. / 44.9 x 27.9 cm

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Nu assis, bras croisés sur la poitrine, 1929
drypoint, on chine appliqué, edition of 25
14 7/8 x 11 in. / 37.8 x 27.9 cm

Nu assis, bras croisés sur la poitrine, 1929
drypoint, on chine appliqué, edition of 25
14 7/8 x 11 in. / 37.8 x 27.9 cm

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Nu couché au visage incomplet - Étude de jambes, 1925

lithograph on Japanese vellum, edition of 50

17 7/8 x 22 1/16 in. / 45.4 x 56 cm

Nu couché au visage incomplet - Étude de jambes, 1925

lithograph on Japanese vellum, edition of 50

17 7/8 x 22 1/16 in. / 45.4 x 56 cm

Inquire
Nu couché sur le côté, les jambes repliées, 1929
etching, on chine appliqué
Signed in pencil and inscribed Bon à tirer, the final proof
approved by the artist for the edition of 25
11 x 14 15/16 in. / 27.9 x 37.9 cm

Nu couché sur le côté, les jambes repliées, 1929
etching, on chine appliqué
Signed in pencil and inscribed Bon à tirer, the final proof
approved by the artist for the edition of 25
11 x 14 15/16 in. / 27.9 x 37.9 cm

Inquire
Nu couché, renversé, 1929
etching, on chine appliqué, edition of 25
11 x 14 15/16 in. / 27.9 x 37.9 cm

Nu couché, renversé, 1929
etching, on chine appliqué, edition of 25
11 x 14 15/16 in. / 27.9 x 37.9 cm

Inquire
La Persane, 1929

lithograph, edition of 50

24 13/16 x 17 1/2 in. / 63 x 44.5 cm

La Persane, 1929

lithograph, edition of 50

24 13/16 x 17 1/2 in. / 63 x 44.5 cm

Inquire
Petite liseuse, 1923

lithograph on Japanese vellum, proof aside from the edition of 50

17 3/16 x 11 in. / 43.7 x 27.9 cm

 

Petite liseuse, 1923

lithograph on Japanese vellum, proof aside from the edition of 50

17 3/16 x 11 in. / 43.7 x 27.9 cm

 

Inquire
Torse, bras gauche derrière la tête, 1926
drypoint, on chine appliqué, edition of 7
12 3/16 x 8 13/16 in. / 31 x 22.4 cm

Torse, bras gauche derrière la tête, 1926
drypoint, on chine appliqué, edition of 7
12 3/16 x 8 13/16 in. / 31 x 22.4 cm

Inquire
Torse de face, 1913

lithograph on Japanese vellum, edition of 50

19 11/16 x 13 in. / 50 x 33 cm

Torse de face, 1913

lithograph on Japanese vellum, edition of 50

19 11/16 x 13 in. / 50 x 33 cm

Inquire
Visage de profil reposant sur un bras, paravent Louis XIV, 1924

lithograph on China paper, edition of 50

26 x 20 1/16 in. / 66 x 51 cm

Visage de profil reposant sur un bras, paravent Louis XIV, 1924

lithograph on China paper, edition of 50

26 x 20 1/16 in. / 66 x 51 cm

Inquire
Bédouine au large visage, 1947

aquatint on annam appliqué on wove paper, proof aside from edition of 25

20 1/16 x 14 15/16 in. / 51 x 37.9 cm

Bédouine au large visage, 1947

aquatint on annam appliqué on wove paper, proof aside from edition of 25

20 1/16 x 14 15/16 in. / 51 x 37.9 cm

La Capeline de Paille d’Italie, 1923

lithograph, edition of 50

22 7/16 x 18 1/16 in. / 57 x 45.9 cm

La Capeline de Paille d’Italie, 1923

lithograph, edition of 50

22 7/16 x 18 1/16 in. / 57 x 45.9 cm

Danseuse à mi-jambes, Main au Menton (Pl. de l’album Dix danseuses), 1927

lithograph, edition of 130

19 3/4 x 13 in. / 50.2 x 33 cm

Danseuse à mi-jambes, Main au Menton (Pl. de l’album Dix danseuses), 1927

lithograph, edition of 130

19 3/4 x 13 in. / 50.2 x 33 cm

Danseuse endormie, 1926-27

lithograph, edition of 50

17 15/16 x 22 in. / 44 x 55.9 cm

Danseuse endormie, 1926-27

lithograph, edition of 50

17 15/16 x 22 in. / 44 x 55.9 cm

Figure assise sur fond de carreaux fleuris, 1929
etching, on chine appliqué, edition of 25
11 1/4 x 14 15/16 in. / 28.6 x 37.9 cm

Figure assise sur fond de carreaux fleuris, 1929
etching, on chine appliqué, edition of 25
11 1/4 x 14 15/16 in. / 28.6 x 37.9 cm

Figure devant Tapa africain, 1929

lithograph, edition of 50

25 3/8 x 19 11/16 in. / 64.5 x 50 cm

Figure devant Tapa africain, 1929

lithograph, edition of 50

25 3/8 x 19 11/16 in. / 64.5 x 50 cm

Figure endormie dans un intérieur, 1929
etching, on chine appliqué, Bon à tirer, the final proof
approved by the artist for the edition of 25
11 x 14 15/16 in. / 27.9 x 37.9 cm

Figure endormie dans un intérieur, 1929
etching, on chine appliqué, Bon à tirer, the final proof
approved by the artist for the edition of 25
11 x 14 15/16 in. / 27.9 x 37.9 cm

Jeune fille au col d’organdi, 1923

lithograph on China paper, edition 50

14 15/16 x 11 3/8 in. / 37.9 x 28.9 cm

Jeune fille au col d’organdi, 1923

lithograph on China paper, edition 50

14 15/16 x 11 3/8 in. / 37.9 x 28.9 cm

Jeune fille en robe fleurie au col d’organdi, 1923

lithograph on China paper, edition of 50

14 15/16 x 11 1/4 in. / 37.9 x 28.6 cm

Jeune fille en robe fleurie au col d’organdi, 1923

lithograph on China paper, edition of 50

14 15/16 x 11 1/4 in. / 37.9 x 28.6 cm

Jeune Hindoue, 1929

lithograph on wove paper, AP

15 1/2 x 19 3/4 in. / 39.4 x 50.2 cm

Jeune Hindoue, 1929

lithograph on wove paper, AP

15 1/2 x 19 3/4 in. / 39.4 x 50.2 cm

Nu accroupi, profil à la chevelure noire, 1906

lithograph on Japanese vellum, edition of 25

17 11/16 x 11 in. / 44.9 x 27.9 cm

Nu accroupi, profil à la chevelure noire, 1906

lithograph on Japanese vellum, edition of 25

17 11/16 x 11 in. / 44.9 x 27.9 cm

Nu assis, bras croisés sur la poitrine, 1929
drypoint, on chine appliqué, edition of 25
14 7/8 x 11 in. / 37.8 x 27.9 cm

Nu assis, bras croisés sur la poitrine, 1929
drypoint, on chine appliqué, edition of 25
14 7/8 x 11 in. / 37.8 x 27.9 cm

Nu couché au visage incomplet - Étude de jambes, 1925

lithograph on Japanese vellum, edition of 50

17 7/8 x 22 1/16 in. / 45.4 x 56 cm

Nu couché au visage incomplet - Étude de jambes, 1925

lithograph on Japanese vellum, edition of 50

17 7/8 x 22 1/16 in. / 45.4 x 56 cm

Nu couché sur le côté, les jambes repliées, 1929
etching, on chine appliqué
Signed in pencil and inscribed Bon à tirer, the final proof
approved by the artist for the edition of 25
11 x 14 15/16 in. / 27.9 x 37.9 cm

Nu couché sur le côté, les jambes repliées, 1929
etching, on chine appliqué
Signed in pencil and inscribed Bon à tirer, the final proof
approved by the artist for the edition of 25
11 x 14 15/16 in. / 27.9 x 37.9 cm

Nu couché, renversé, 1929
etching, on chine appliqué, edition of 25
11 x 14 15/16 in. / 27.9 x 37.9 cm

Nu couché, renversé, 1929
etching, on chine appliqué, edition of 25
11 x 14 15/16 in. / 27.9 x 37.9 cm

La Persane, 1929

lithograph, edition of 50

24 13/16 x 17 1/2 in. / 63 x 44.5 cm

La Persane, 1929

lithograph, edition of 50

24 13/16 x 17 1/2 in. / 63 x 44.5 cm

Petite liseuse, 1923

lithograph on Japanese vellum, proof aside from the edition of 50

17 3/16 x 11 in. / 43.7 x 27.9 cm

 

Petite liseuse, 1923

lithograph on Japanese vellum, proof aside from the edition of 50

17 3/16 x 11 in. / 43.7 x 27.9 cm

 

Torse, bras gauche derrière la tête, 1926
drypoint, on chine appliqué, edition of 7
12 3/16 x 8 13/16 in. / 31 x 22.4 cm

Torse, bras gauche derrière la tête, 1926
drypoint, on chine appliqué, edition of 7
12 3/16 x 8 13/16 in. / 31 x 22.4 cm

Torse de face, 1913

lithograph on Japanese vellum, edition of 50

19 11/16 x 13 in. / 50 x 33 cm

Torse de face, 1913

lithograph on Japanese vellum, edition of 50

19 11/16 x 13 in. / 50 x 33 cm

Visage de profil reposant sur un bras, paravent Louis XIV, 1924

lithograph on China paper, edition of 50

26 x 20 1/16 in. / 66 x 51 cm

Visage de profil reposant sur un bras, paravent Louis XIV, 1924

lithograph on China paper, edition of 50

26 x 20 1/16 in. / 66 x 51 cm

Matisse: Portraits - On View - MARLBOROUGH GRAPHICS

Nu accroupi, profil à la chevelure noire, 1906

lithograph on Japanese vellum, edition of 25

17 11/16 × 11 in. / 44.9 × 27.9 cm

Press Release

Marlborough Graphics is pleased to present Matisse: Portraits. The exhibition is comprised of rare and important prints produced by the artist between 1906 and 1947 in a wide range of techniques, including etching, lithograph, drypoint, and aquatint.

Although he first moved to Paris in 1887 to study law, Matisse (1869–1954) began painting and his love of art bloomed shortly after. His prints reveal much about his creative process; for him the medium acted as extension of his drawings and allowed him to explore his subject matter in varying degrees of abstraction. The likeness and intimacy of Matisse’s portraits come from the close bond he nurtured with his models, who were often his family and friends.

Matisse began creating lithographs early in his career, employing lithographic crayon on stone or using transfer paper to produce richly printed images similar to those in his drawings. It is in the 1920s that Matisse produces some of his most beautiful and spectacular lithographs which include the model either in portrait or reading in a variety of interiors. But it is Matisse’s preoccupation with the recurring theme of the exotic, moody, and sensuous nude that becomes one of the most important parts of his graphic oeuvre.

Unlike many artists who depended on close relationships with master printers, Matisse had a press installed in his studio which he worked on himself. The works produced depict a sense of closeness and intimacy derived from often impromptu sittings of the artist’s friends, family, and fellow artists. By creating a steady supply of high-quality prints over more than a half-century, Matisse was able to disseminate a large body of work, helping to solidify his reputation as one of the most important artists of the 20th century.

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