A woman seated in a brown chair wears a yellow and red striped fringed shawl over her white gown with black and violet stripes.
Henri Matisse, Woman Seated before a Black Background, 1942, oil on canvas, 21 3/4 x 18 1/4 in. (55.3 x 46.4 cm), Gift of Henry W. and Marion H. Bloch, 2015.13.13

Henri Matisse, Woman Seated before a Black Background, 1942

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doi: 10.37764/78973.5.802

ArtistHenri Matisse, French, 1869–1954
TitleWoman Seated before a Black Background
Object Date1942
Alternate and Variant TitlesFemme assise sur fond noir
MediumOil on canvas
Dimensions (Unframed)21 3/4 x 18 1/4 in. (55.3 x 46.4 cm)
Credit LineThe Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Gift of Henry W. and Marion H. Bloch, 2015.13.13
CopyrightArt © Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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