cast no. 7; head

© Succession H. Matisse %2F Artists Rights Society %28ARS%29%2C New York

Head of Marguerite, 1915

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About a third of Matisse’s sculptures are portrait busts or heads. This one depicts his daughter Marguerite. For a long time she served as an assistant in Matisse’s studio, and was frequently depicted by the artist up until her marriage in 1923. Its forceful modeling, asymmetrical gaunt head, and evocative fusion of bust and pedestal endow Head of Marguerite with a unique expressionistic power among Matisse’s sculpted portraits.

Details
Title
Head of Marguerite
Artist Life
1869–1954
Role
Artist
Accession Number
71.9.2
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cast no. 7; head

© Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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