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HENRI MATISSE 1869-1954 (Emile Benoît) Le Cateau-Cambrésis 1869 – 1954 Nice (French)
Title: Odalisque with the Red Coffer | Odalisque au Coffret Rouge, 1926/1952
Technique: Hand Signed and Numbered Aquatint in Colours on Arches Wove Paper
Paper size: 57 x 76.5 cm. / 22.4 x 30 in.
Image size: 42 x 55.5 cm. / 16.5 x 21.8 in.
Additional Information: This aquatint is hand-signed in pencil by the artist “Henri Matisse” at the lower right margin. It is also hand-numbered in pencil from the edition of 200, at the lower left margin. It was published by Maeght Éditeur, Paris in 1952. The paper bears the Arches watermark along the lower margin.
Note This aquatint is based on a canvas painted by Matisse in 1926 titled “Odalisque au Coffret Rouge”.
Provenance: Formerly in the collection of Bruce Dayton and Ruth Stricker Dayton. Bruce Dayton was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1918. Bruce’s grandfather, George Draper Dayton, had founded the Dayton Company, a Minneapolis department store, in 1902. Immediately after the war, Mr. Dayton sold shirts in the family’s department store, and became company’s Treasurer in 1946 at the age of 28. Upon their grandfather’s and father’s death, the five brothers inherited the family business, and over a short period of time transformed their single-store business in downtown Minneapolis into the national Target department chain The majority of the Daytons’ collection was given as a landmark donation in 2016 to the Minneapolis Institute of Art upon Mr. Dayton’s passing. There have been few art collectors more influential than Bruce Dayton (1918-2015) and Ruth Stricker Dayton (1935-2020). Longtime philanthropists and supporters of the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia), the Daytons’ immense generosity, impeccable eye, eclectic interests, and continual curiosity shaped the institution into one of the leading encyclopedic art collections in America. Throughout his lifetime, Bruce Dayton donated over 2,000 gifts of art to the Mia spanning a broad range of categories, including masterpieces like Édouard Manet’s The Smoker, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner’s Zurich
Literature: 1. Duthuit C. (1983). Henri Matisse: Catalogue Raisonné de L’Oeuvre Grave. Tome II, Paris. Reference: Duthuit App. III. 2. (1956). Derrière le Miroir No. 92-93: 10 Ans d’Edition – Maeght Editeur – 1946-1956. Paris: Maeght Éditeur. Reference: Maeght 1502
Condition: Excellent condition.