Henri Matisse. Emma with Long Neck I (Emma au long cou I). 1915

Henri Matisse Emma with Long Neck I (Emma au long cou I) 1915

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Emma with the Long Neck, the second monotype depicting the sitter Emma Laforge to enter the collection, was originally a gift from the artist to the American art historian Walter Pach, an important early advocate of Matisse's work. Pach first met Matisse around 1907, in Paris. Over the next several years he became a key connection between the artist and New York City, organizing some of Matisse's first gallery exhibitions here and helping to develop his growing American collector base.

Gallery label from New to the Print Collection: Matisse to Bourgeois, June 13, 2012–January 7, 2013.
Monotype with chine collé
plate: 6 1/4 x 2 5/16" (15.9 x 5.9 cm); sheet: 12 1/2 x 7 15/16" (31.8 x 20.2 cm)
Henri Matisse, Paris
Gift of The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art and Alexandra A. Herzan in memory of Joanne M. Stern
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© 2021 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
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