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Henri Matisse: Portraits

November 3 — January 14, 2023

Installation Views Thumbnails
Installation View. Photo: Pierre Le Hors.

Installation View. Photo: Pierre Le Hors.

Installation View. Photo: Pierre Le Hors.

Installation View. Photo: Pierre Le Hors.

Installation View. Photo: Pierre Le Hors.

Installation View. Photo: Pierre Le Hors.

Installation View. Photo: Pierre Le Hors.

Installation View. Photo: Pierre Le Hors.

Installation View. Photo: Pierre Le Hors.

Installation View. Photo: Pierre Le Hors.

Installation View. Photo: Pierre Le Hors.

Installation View. Photo: Pierre Le Hors.

Selected Works

Selected Works Thumbnails
Bédouine au large visage, 1947

aquatint on annam appliqué on wove paper, stamped with initials H.M. and stamped Essai, a proof aside from the edition of 25

plate: 12 7/16 x 9 7/8 in. / 31.6 x 25 cm

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

Duthuit 780

Catalogue no. 67

Bédouine au large visage, 1947

aquatint on annam appliqué on wove paper, stamped with initials H.M. and stamped Essai, a proof aside from the edition of 25

plate: 12 7/16 x 9 7/8 in. / 31.6 x 25 cm

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

Duthuit 780

Catalogue no. 67

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Figure devant tapa africain, 1929

lithograph on Japanese vellum, signed in pencil and numbered from the edition of 50

Image: 21 x 17 3/16 in. / 53.3 x 43.7 cm

Sheet: 25 3/8 x 19 11/16 in. / 64.5 x 50 cm

Duthuit 515

Catalogue no. 62

Figure devant tapa africain, 1929

lithograph on Japanese vellum, signed in pencil and numbered from the edition of 50

Image: 21 x 17 3/16 in. / 53.3 x 43.7 cm

Sheet: 25 3/8 x 19 11/16 in. / 64.5 x 50 cm

Duthuit 515

Catalogue no. 62

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La Persane, 1929

lithograph on wove paper, signed in pencil and numbered from the edition of 50

image: 17 5/8 x 11 3/8 in. / 44.8 x 28.9 cm

sheet: 24 13/16 x 17 1/2 in. / 63 x 44.5 cm

Duthuit 507

Catalogue no. 60

La Persane, 1929

lithograph on wove paper, signed in pencil and numbered from the edition of 50

image: 17 5/8 x 11 3/8 in. / 44.8 x 28.9 cm

sheet: 24 13/16 x 17 1/2 in. / 63 x 44.5 cm

Duthuit 507

Catalogue no. 60

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Jeune Hindoue, 1929

lithograph on wove paper, signed in pencil and inscribed Essai, a proof aside from the edition of 50

image: 11 x 14 1/4 in. / 27.9 x 36.2 cm

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

Duthuit 508

Catalogue no. 58

Jeune Hindoue, 1929

lithograph on wove paper, signed in pencil and inscribed Essai, a proof aside from the edition of 50

image: 11 x 14 1/4 in. / 27.9 x 36.2 cm

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

Duthuit 508

Catalogue no. 58

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Dix danseuses, 1927

lithograph on wove paper, signed in pencil and numbered from the edition of 130, from the portfolio of the same title published in 1927 by Galerie d'Art Contemporain, Paris

image: c. 18 1/16 x 11 in. / 45.9 x 28 cm

sheet: c. 19 3/4 x 13 in. / 50.2 x 33 cm

Duthuit 482

Catalogue no. 74

Dix danseuses, 1927

lithograph on wove paper, signed in pencil and numbered from the edition of 130, from the portfolio of the same title published in 1927 by Galerie d'Art Contemporain, Paris

image: c. 18 1/16 x 11 in. / 45.9 x 28 cm

sheet: c. 19 3/4 x 13 in. / 50.2 x 33 cm

Duthuit 482

Catalogue no. 74

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Danseuse endormie, 1926-1927

lithograph on Japanese vellum, signed in pencil and annotated C, AP from the edition of 50

image: 8 5/8 x 17 15/16 in. / 21.9 x 45.6 cm

sheet: 17 5/16 x 22 in. / 44 x 55.9 cm

Duthuit 479

Catalogue no. 75

Danseuse endormie, 1926-1927

lithograph on Japanese vellum, signed in pencil and annotated C, AP from the edition of 50

image: 8 5/8 x 17 15/16 in. / 21.9 x 45.6 cm

sheet: 17 5/16 x 22 in. / 44 x 55.9 cm

Duthuit 479

Catalogue no. 75

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Nu couché, jambe repliée - Étude de jambes, 1925
lithograph on Japanese vellum, ed. of 50
18 x 22 1/16 in. / 45.7 x 56 cm

Nu couché, jambe repliée - Étude de jambes, 1925
lithograph on Japanese vellum, ed. of 50
18 x 22 1/16 in. / 45.7 x 56 cm

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

lithograph on China paper, signed in pencil and numbered from the edition of 50

image: 11 13/16 x 9 7/16 in. / (30 x 24 cm

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

Duthuit 447

Catalogue no. 44

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

lithograph on China paper, signed in pencil and numbered from the edition of 50

image: 11 13/16 x 9 7/16 in. / (30 x 24 cm

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

Duthuit 447

Catalogue no. 44

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La capeline de paille d’Italie, 1923

Lithograph on China paper, signed in pencil and inscribed epr. d’artiste 6/10, a proof aside from the edition of 50

image: 17 11/16 x 15 3/4 in. / 44.9 x 40 cm

sheet: 22 7/16 x 18 1/16 in. / 57 x 45.9 cm

Duthuit 430

Catalogue no. 36

La capeline de paille d’Italie, 1923

Lithograph on China paper, signed in pencil and inscribed epr. d’artiste 6/10, a proof aside from the edition of 50

image: 17 11/16 x 15 3/4 in. / 44.9 x 40 cm

sheet: 22 7/16 x 18 1/16 in. / 57 x 45.9 cm

Duthuit 430

Catalogue no. 36

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Jeune fille au col d’organdi, 1923

lithograph on China paper, Signed in pencil and numbered from the edition of 50

image: 7 7/8 x 5 15/16 in. / 20 x 15.1 cm

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

Duthuit 428

Catalogue no. 38

Jeune fille au col d’organdi, 1923

lithograph on China paper, Signed in pencil and numbered from the edition of 50

image: 7 7/8 x 5 15/16 in. / 20 x 15.1 cm

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

Duthuit 428

Catalogue no. 38

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Petite liseuse, 1923

lithograph on Japanese vellum, signed in pencil and inscribed epr. d’artiste 3/12, a proof aside from the edition of 50

image: 10 9/16 x 8 3/4 in. / 26.8 x 22.2 cm

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

Duthuit 431

Catalogue no. 40

Petite liseuse, 1923

lithograph on Japanese vellum, signed in pencil and inscribed epr. d’artiste 3/12, a proof aside from the edition of 50

image: 10 9/16 x 8 3/4 in. / 26.8 x 22.2 cm

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

Duthuit 431

Catalogue no. 40

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

lithograph on China paper, signed in pencil and numbered from the edition of 50

image: 8 9/16 x 5 3/4 in. / 21.7 x 14.6 cm

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

Duthuit 429;

Catalogue no. 39

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

lithograph on China paper, signed in pencil and numbered from the edition of 50

image: 8 9/16 x 5 3/4 in. / 21.7 x 14.6 cm

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

Duthuit 429;

Catalogue no. 39

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Torse de face, 1913

lithograph on Japanese vellum, signed in ink and numbered from the edition of 50

image: 18 1/16 x 11 13/16 in. / 45.9 x 30 

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

Duthuit 407

Catalogue no. 31

Torse de face, 1913

lithograph on Japanese vellum, signed in ink and numbered from the edition of 50

image: 18 1/16 x 11 13/16 in. / 45.9 x 30 

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

Duthuit 407

Catalogue no. 31

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Nu accroupi, profil à la chevelure noire, 1906

lithograph on Japanese vellum, numbered in ink from the edition of 25, with the collector’s stamp of Heinrich Stinnes (Lugt 1376a)

image: 15 9/16 x 8 7/16 in. / 39.5 x 21.4 cm

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

Duthuit 395

Catalogue no. 30

Nu accroupi, profil à la chevelure noire, 1906

lithograph on Japanese vellum, numbered in ink from the edition of 25, with the collector’s stamp of Heinrich Stinnes (Lugt 1376a)

image: 15 9/16 x 8 7/16 in. / 39.5 x 21.4 cm

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

Duthuit 395

Catalogue no. 30

Inquire
Bédouine au large visage, 1947

aquatint on annam appliqué on wove paper, stamped with initials H.M. and stamped Essai, a proof aside from the edition of 25

plate: 12 7/16 x 9 7/8 in. / 31.6 x 25 cm

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

Duthuit 780

Catalogue no. 67

Bédouine au large visage, 1947

aquatint on annam appliqué on wove paper, stamped with initials H.M. and stamped Essai, a proof aside from the edition of 25

plate: 12 7/16 x 9 7/8 in. / 31.6 x 25 cm

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

Duthuit 780

Catalogue no. 67

Figure devant tapa africain, 1929

lithograph on Japanese vellum, signed in pencil and numbered from the edition of 50

Image: 21 x 17 3/16 in. / 53.3 x 43.7 cm

Sheet: 25 3/8 x 19 11/16 in. / 64.5 x 50 cm

Duthuit 515

Catalogue no. 62

Figure devant tapa africain, 1929

lithograph on Japanese vellum, signed in pencil and numbered from the edition of 50

Image: 21 x 17 3/16 in. / 53.3 x 43.7 cm

Sheet: 25 3/8 x 19 11/16 in. / 64.5 x 50 cm

Duthuit 515

Catalogue no. 62

La Persane, 1929

lithograph on wove paper, signed in pencil and numbered from the edition of 50

image: 17 5/8 x 11 3/8 in. / 44.8 x 28.9 cm

sheet: 24 13/16 x 17 1/2 in. / 63 x 44.5 cm

Duthuit 507

Catalogue no. 60

La Persane, 1929

lithograph on wove paper, signed in pencil and numbered from the edition of 50

image: 17 5/8 x 11 3/8 in. / 44.8 x 28.9 cm

sheet: 24 13/16 x 17 1/2 in. / 63 x 44.5 cm

Duthuit 507

Catalogue no. 60

Jeune Hindoue, 1929

lithograph on wove paper, signed in pencil and inscribed Essai, a proof aside from the edition of 50

image: 11 x 14 1/4 in. / 27.9 x 36.2 cm

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

Duthuit 508

Catalogue no. 58

Jeune Hindoue, 1929

lithograph on wove paper, signed in pencil and inscribed Essai, a proof aside from the edition of 50

image: 11 x 14 1/4 in. / 27.9 x 36.2 cm

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

Duthuit 508

Catalogue no. 58

Dix danseuses, 1927

lithograph on wove paper, signed in pencil and numbered from the edition of 130, from the portfolio of the same title published in 1927 by Galerie d'Art Contemporain, Paris

image: c. 18 1/16 x 11 in. / 45.9 x 28 cm

sheet: c. 19 3/4 x 13 in. / 50.2 x 33 cm

Duthuit 482

Catalogue no. 74

Dix danseuses, 1927

lithograph on wove paper, signed in pencil and numbered from the edition of 130, from the portfolio of the same title published in 1927 by Galerie d'Art Contemporain, Paris

image: c. 18 1/16 x 11 in. / 45.9 x 28 cm

sheet: c. 19 3/4 x 13 in. / 50.2 x 33 cm

Duthuit 482

Catalogue no. 74

Danseuse endormie, 1926-1927

lithograph on Japanese vellum, signed in pencil and annotated C, AP from the edition of 50

image: 8 5/8 x 17 15/16 in. / 21.9 x 45.6 cm

sheet: 17 5/16 x 22 in. / 44 x 55.9 cm

Duthuit 479

Catalogue no. 75

Danseuse endormie, 1926-1927

lithograph on Japanese vellum, signed in pencil and annotated C, AP from the edition of 50

image: 8 5/8 x 17 15/16 in. / 21.9 x 45.6 cm

sheet: 17 5/16 x 22 in. / 44 x 55.9 cm

Duthuit 479

Catalogue no. 75

Nu couché, jambe repliée - Étude de jambes, 1925
lithograph on Japanese vellum, ed. of 50
18 x 22 1/16 in. / 45.7 x 56 cm

Nu couché, jambe repliée - Étude de jambes, 1925
lithograph on Japanese vellum, ed. of 50
18 x 22 1/16 in. / 45.7 x 56 cm

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

lithograph on China paper, signed in pencil and numbered from the edition of 50

image: 11 13/16 x 9 7/16 in. / (30 x 24 cm

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

Duthuit 447

Catalogue no. 44

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

lithograph on China paper, signed in pencil and numbered from the edition of 50

image: 11 13/16 x 9 7/16 in. / (30 x 24 cm

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

Duthuit 447

Catalogue no. 44

La capeline de paille d’Italie, 1923

Lithograph on China paper, signed in pencil and inscribed epr. d’artiste 6/10, a proof aside from the edition of 50

image: 17 11/16 x 15 3/4 in. / 44.9 x 40 cm

sheet: 22 7/16 x 18 1/16 in. / 57 x 45.9 cm

Duthuit 430

Catalogue no. 36

La capeline de paille d’Italie, 1923

Lithograph on China paper, signed in pencil and inscribed epr. d’artiste 6/10, a proof aside from the edition of 50

image: 17 11/16 x 15 3/4 in. / 44.9 x 40 cm

sheet: 22 7/16 x 18 1/16 in. / 57 x 45.9 cm

Duthuit 430

Catalogue no. 36

Jeune fille au col d’organdi, 1923

lithograph on China paper, Signed in pencil and numbered from the edition of 50

image: 7 7/8 x 5 15/16 in. / 20 x 15.1 cm

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

Duthuit 428

Catalogue no. 38

Jeune fille au col d’organdi, 1923

lithograph on China paper, Signed in pencil and numbered from the edition of 50

image: 7 7/8 x 5 15/16 in. / 20 x 15.1 cm

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

Duthuit 428

Catalogue no. 38

Petite liseuse, 1923

lithograph on Japanese vellum, signed in pencil and inscribed epr. d’artiste 3/12, a proof aside from the edition of 50

image: 10 9/16 x 8 3/4 in. / 26.8 x 22.2 cm

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

Duthuit 431

Catalogue no. 40

Petite liseuse, 1923

lithograph on Japanese vellum, signed in pencil and inscribed epr. d’artiste 3/12, a proof aside from the edition of 50

image: 10 9/16 x 8 3/4 in. / 26.8 x 22.2 cm

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

Duthuit 431

Catalogue no. 40

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

lithograph on China paper, signed in pencil and numbered from the edition of 50

image: 8 9/16 x 5 3/4 in. / 21.7 x 14.6 cm

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

Duthuit 429;

Catalogue no. 39

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

lithograph on China paper, signed in pencil and numbered from the edition of 50

image: 8 9/16 x 5 3/4 in. / 21.7 x 14.6 cm

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

Duthuit 429;

Catalogue no. 39

Torse de face, 1913

lithograph on Japanese vellum, signed in ink and numbered from the edition of 50

image: 18 1/16 x 11 13/16 in. / 45.9 x 30 

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

Duthuit 407

Catalogue no. 31

Torse de face, 1913

lithograph on Japanese vellum, signed in ink and numbered from the edition of 50

image: 18 1/16 x 11 13/16 in. / 45.9 x 30 

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

Duthuit 407

Catalogue no. 31

Nu accroupi, profil à la chevelure noire, 1906

lithograph on Japanese vellum, numbered in ink from the edition of 25, with the collector’s stamp of Heinrich Stinnes (Lugt 1376a)

image: 15 9/16 x 8 7/16 in. / 39.5 x 21.4 cm

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

Duthuit 395

Catalogue no. 30

Nu accroupi, profil à la chevelure noire, 1906

lithograph on Japanese vellum, numbered in ink from the edition of 25, with the collector’s stamp of Heinrich Stinnes (Lugt 1376a)

image: 15 9/16 x 8 7/16 in. / 39.5 x 21.4 cm

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

Duthuit 395

Catalogue no. 30

Press Release

“One must always search for the desire of the line, where it wishes to enter or where to die away. Also always be sure of its source; this must be done from the model.”

—Henri Matisse

Marlborough Graphics is pleased to present Henri 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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