Henri Matisse

Portrait of a Young Woman with Flowing Hair

Portrait of a Young Woman with Flowing Hair
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Author: Henri Matisse
Portraiture, Drawings, Charcoal, 50.4x33 cm
Origin: France, 1933

Lydia Delectorskaya, Matisse's secretary and regular model, was just 23 years old when the artist captured her in this sketch . Executed in charcoal and stump, which enabled him to model the sitter in soft light and shade, the sketch has all of Matisse's spontaneous impressions of nature.

Source of entry: gift of Lydia Delectorskaya, 1968

See also

Henri Matisse - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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WebMuseum: Matisse, Henri (-Émile-Benoît)
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Henri Matisse - Olga's Gallery
Collection of works of the French artist with biography.

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