Henri Emile Benoit Matisse, Manner of(French, 1869-1954) : Femme Allongee Etudies, ca 1940's. Pen and ink on paper, initialed lower left, unframed.
Matisse was known for both his use of colour and his fluid and original draughtsmanship. He was a draughtsman, printmaker, and sculptor, but is known primarily as a painter. Matisse is accepted as one of the most influential modern painters and crowned as the leader of Fauvism, a 20th century movement that favored a painterly style and bold, expressive use of color over the representational or naturalistic values of the Impressionist movement before.
23.5 x 40.6 cm; 9.25 x 16 inches paper.
Private collection England, Estate of Silvio Aguayo Espejo Vina del Mar Chile
Good condition, the paper is toned and shows light foxing and rippled along the edges.
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