Henri Matisse. Emma's Face Turned to the Left I (Visage d'Emma tourné à gauche I). 1915

Henri Matisse Emma's Face Turned to the Left I (Visage d'Emma tourné à gauche I) 1915

  • Not on view

Emma’s Face Turned to the Left, like many of the artist's monotypes, played an important historical role: Matisse regularly used the money earned from selling the works to send food and supplies to French prisoners of war during World War I. This print was inscribed by Matisse with the dedication, Pour les Prisonniers civils en Bohain-en-Vermandois ("For the civilian prisoners in Bohain-en-Vermandois," his hometown).

Gallery label from New to the Print Collection: Matisse to Bourgeois, June 13, 2012–January 7, 2013.
Monotype with chine collé
plate: 7 11/16 x 5 13/16" (19.6 x 14.8 cm); sheet: 14 3/4 x 10 5/8" (37.4 x 27 cm)
Henri Matisse
Acquired through the generosity of Jerry I. Speyer
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© 2021 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
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