cast no. 7; head

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Head of Marguerite, 1915



Gift of the Dayton-Hudson Corporationexpand_more  71.9.2

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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.

Head of Marguerite
Artist Life
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The artist. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Frederik Hellström (1890-1968), Consul General of Sweden, Minneapolis (by 1953–1955, sold to Bruce Dayton); Dayton Hudson Corporation, Minneapoli (1955–71, given to Mia)
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cast no. 7; head

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