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Henri Matisse. The Piano Lesson. Issy-les-Moulineaux, late summer 1916

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The Piano Lesson

Henri Matisse (French, 1869–1954)

Issy-les-Moulineaux, late summer 1916
Oil on canvas
8' 1/2" x 6' 11 3/4" (245.1 x 212.7 cm)
Credit Line:
Mrs. Simon Guggenheim Fund
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Collection work meeting criteria specified in Introduction.

The artist, Nice and Paris. 1916 - 1926
Paul Guillaume (d. 1934), Paris. 1926 - 1934
Mrs. Paul Guillaume, Paris. 1934 - [c.1940]
Walter P. Chrysler, Jr., New York. 1940 - 1946
Valentine Gallery, New York (F. Valentine Dudensing). 1946
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Purchased from Valentine Gallery, 1946

[La Leçon de piano]

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