Henri Matisse. Portrait of Walter Pach (Portrait de Walter Pach). 1914

Henri Matisse Portrait of Walter Pach (Portrait de Walter Pach) 1914

  • Not on view

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, pictured here in a vertical etching, 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.
Etching with chine collé
plate: 6 5/16 x 2 3/8" (16.1 x 6 cm); sheet: 11 x 7 1/2" (27.9 x 19 cm)
the artist, Paris
unknown, Paris
Stephen C. Clark Fund
Object number
© 2019 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
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