Orig. Painting Antique French Nude Art signed Matisse

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  • Sold Date: Apr 18, 2010
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Seated Nude " india ink on paper, signed with monogram HM Henri Matisse Birth Name Born Died Nationality Field Training Movement Influenced by Henri-�mile-Beno�t Matisse 31 December 1869 (1869-12-31)
Le Cateau-Cambr�sis, Nord 3 November 1954 (1954-11-04) (aged 84)
Nice, Alpes-Maritimes French Painting painting, printmaking, sculpture, drawing, collage Acad�mie Julian, William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Gustave Moreau Fauvism, Modernism John Peter Russell, C�zanne, Gauguin, van Gogh, Signac Photo of Henri Matisse by Carl Van Vechten, 1933.

Henri Matisse (31 December 1869 – 3 November 1954) was a French artist, known for 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 regarded, along with Picasso and Marcel Duchamp, as one of the three seminal artists of the 20th century, responsible for significant developments in painting and sculpture. Although he was initially labelled a Fauve (wild beast), by the 1920s, he was increasingly hailed as an upholder of the classical tradition in French painting. His mastery of the expressive language of colour and drawing, displayed in a body of work spanning over a half-century, won him recognition as a leading figure in modern art.

Henri-�mile-Beno�t Matisse was born in Le Cateau-Cambr�sis, Nord, France, he grew up in Bohain-en-Vermandois, Picardie, France, w his parents owned a seed business. He was their first son. In 1887 he went to Paris to study law, working as a court administrator in Le Cateau-Cambr�sis after gaining his qualification. He first started to paint in 1889, when his mother had brought him art supplies during a period of convalescence following an attack of appendicitis. He discovered "a kind of paradise" as he later described it, and decided to become an artist, deeply disappointing his father. In 1891, he returned to Paris to study art at the Acad�mie Julian and became a student of William-Adolphe Bouguereau and Gustave Moreau. Initially he painted still-lifes and landscapes in the traditional Flemish style, at which he achieved reasonable proficiency. Chardin was one of Matisse's most admired painters; as an art student he made copies of four Chardin paintings in the Louvre. In 1896 he exhibited 5 paintings in the salon of the Soci�t� Nationale des Beaux-Arts , and the state bought two of his paintings. In 1897 and 1898, he visited the painter John Peter Russell on the island Belle �le off the coast of Brittany. Russell introduced him to Impressionism and to the work of van Gogh (who had been a good friend of Russell but was completely unknown at the time). Matisse's style changed completely, and he would later say "Russell was my teacher, and Russell explained colour theory to me."

In our opinion this is an outstanding painting. This is a real india ink on paper painting and not any kind of print. This is wonderfully delightful and looks like Matisse's painting, which bears the monogram of Matisse. We think this is the work of Matisse or his follower. This painting is framed and measures 19.3cm x 24.2cm (without frame). It will be an amazing showcase in any serious collection or on display in any home. In our expertise, the paper looks old and is in good condition. We photographed this piece without glass to avoid glare. Please see the photographs for a complete view. We think the quality of this painting is outstanding and in our opinion considered to be museum quality. Judging from past auction results, Matisse's paintings are highly valued and in our opinion, this kind of painting in a gallery would be valued around $12,000.


We purchased this painting 2 years ago from a French art dealer at the Chicago Antique Market. We don't have any more information or provanance on this piece. We are selling this painting in the same condition how we purchased it. We have not consulted with any art experts about this piece. We sell it like "in manner of" or "after...