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La Blouse Bulgare: 2400

Object information

Current Location: In storage


La Blouse Bulgare
Translated as: The Bulgarian blouse


Painter: Matisse, Henri




History note: With the Independent Gallery, London (P.M. Turner)

Measurements and weight

Height: 41 cm
Width: 32.7 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • Nice

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1939) by Hindley Smith, Frank


Production date: AD 1920 : Date stated by the artist.

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of canvas

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Henri Matisse
  • Location: Upper right
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: City of Norwich, Centenary of Norwich Museum Oct. 24th-Nov. 21st 1925. No. 74 Henri Matisse, La Blouse Bulgare, Owner F. Hindley Smith
  • Location: Verso
  • Type: Label
  • Text: Portrait by Matisse
  • Location: Verso
  • Type: Label
  • Text: 247
  • Location: Verso
  • Type: Label
  • Text: No. 273
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Blue chalk
  • Type: Number

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 2400
Primary reference Number: 2784
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 May 2021 Last processed: Wednesday 26 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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