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Female nude from behind (1912/13)

Henri Matisse

pen and black ink

Prints and Drawings Department, British Museum, London

Female nude from behind (1912/13)

© Succession H. Matisse/ DACS 2023. Photo credit: The Trustees of the British Museum



Drawing and Watercolour


Pen and black ink

Physical Object Description:

Nu de dos; female nude; whole-length seen from behind, leaning against a wall (?), her head resting on her right forearm, the other resting in the small of her back. 1912/13 Pen and black ink. Signed.




31.7 x 22.1 cm

Accession Number:



Presented by the Contemporary Art Society, 1931

Ownership history:

Purchased from Henri Petiet (1894-1980), Paris by Campbell Dodgson (1867-1948) for the Contemporary Art Society, 1 January 1929; presented to the Prints and Drawings Department, British Museum, 1931

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