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Henri Matisse, Young Indian Girl / Jeune Hindoue
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TITLE:  Young Indian Girl / Jeune Hindoue
ARTIST:  Henri Matisse (French, 1869–1954)
WORK DATE:  1929
CATEGORY:  Prints and Multiples
MATERIALS:  Original Hand Signed and Numbered Lithograph on Arches paper
MARKINGS:  This original lithograph is hand signed in pencil by the artist "Henri Matisse" at the lower right margin.
The work is also hand numbered in pencil "42/50"in the lower left margin.
SIZE:  h: 39.5 x w: 45.4 cm / h: 15.6 x w: 17.9 in
STYLE:  Modern
PRICE*:  30,000 US$  (Convert prices to your currency with our Currency Converter)
GALLERY:  Gilden's Arts UK  +44 (0)20 7435 3340  Send Email
DESCRIPTION:  This lithograph was printed in a limited edition of 50 signed and numbered impressions. There were a few artist's proofs and trial proofs made aside the regular edition.
This lithograph can be associated with a painting by Henri Matisse called "Odalisque au Fauteuil Arabe".

An odalisque was a female slave or concubine in an Ottoman seraglio, especially the Imperial Harem of the sultan. The Odalisque became a highly inspiring subject for painters during the 19th century. The motif even contributed to an art movement called Orientalism. This term was used to qualify paintings that depited lifestyle in Middle East. Delacroix is one artist often associated with Orientalism. Henri Matisse visited the French colonies in North Africa (Algeria in 1906 and Morocco in 1912–13) where the brilliant light, exotic environment and Moorish architecture inspired a new body of work. His odalisques have been described by art historian Roger Benjamin as ‘elaborate fictions’ in which the artist re-created the image of the Islamic harem using French models posed in his Nice apartment. The fabrics, screens, carpets, furnishings and costuming recalled the exoticism of the ‘Orient’ and provided a theme for Matisse's preoccupation with the figure and elaborate pattern.
What Henri Matisse was looking for was, not only the Mediterranean light, but also another inspiration. As Aragon mentioned: "In Nice, there were people from all over the world, people who brought with them the dust of their own country, their habits and their traditions." From these immigrants, Matisse was offered plenty of models to work from, women that he would not have been able to find somewhere else, women from other parts of the world. The Middle East, Russia, South Mediterranean countries. These women became a symbol in his oeuvre.

Light Discolouration due to a previous frame. Some tape remain verso.

ONLINE CATALOGUE(S):  Gilden's Arts Inventory Catalogue
LITERATURE:  Duthuit Claude, Henri Matisse: Catalogue Raisone de L'Oeuvre Grav'e, Paris,1983
Reference: Duthuit 508
EXHIBITION HISTORY:  1948, Philadelphia, USA
1970, Pully, France
1981, Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France
1982, Fribourg
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