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Seated nude: PD.57-1978

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Seated nude


Draughtsman: Matisse, Henri




History note: Sir T.D. Barlow; A.S.F Gow

Measurements and weight

Height: 322 mm
Width: 246 mm

Relative size of this object

24.6 m32.2 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1978-02-09) by Gow, A. S. F.


Circa 1918 - 1925

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Materials used in production

Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Graphite and black chalk on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Henri-Matisse
  • Location: Lower left hand corner
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 3
  • Location: Verso, near lower edge
  • Method of creation: Blue crayon
  • Text: tozing (?)
  • Location: Verso, upper centre
  • Method of creation: Pale indelible pencil
  • Text: No. 24062 / Henri Matisse / Femme nue assise bas gauche lave E.U.
  • Location: Backboard
  • Method of creation: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.57-1978
Primary reference Number: 6579
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 24 May 2022 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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