Mme. Vignier or Tête d'enfant - Croquis no. 2 (Child's Head - Sketch no. 2)

Mme. Vignier or Tête d'enfant - Croquis no. 2 (Child's Head - Sketch no. 2)

Henri Matisse (French, 1869-1954)

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Portraits created by the simplest outlines were the hallmarks of Matisse’s etchings and drypoints in the 1910s. They mimic his equally spare drawings.

Madame Vignier was the daughter-in-law of an antiquities dealer of Matisse’s acquaintance. However, Matisse actually borrowed the facial features of her daughter, Irène, to create the portrait of the mother.

Object Information

artist
Henri Matisse (French, 1869-1954)
creation date
1914
materials
drypoint on chine appliqué
dimensions
3 1/4 x 2 1/4 in. (image)
mark descriptions
inscribed and signed in pencil, below image, L.R.: tirage à quinze exemplaires / neuviene épreuve / Henri Matisse
accession number
32.134
credit line
Gift of the Gamboliers
copyright
© Henri Matisse/Artists Rights Society (ARS)
collection
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
colors

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