Jeune Femme Enserrant son Genou Gauche


Henri Matisse (1869-1954), Jeune Femme Enserrant son Genou Gauche (Young Woman Holding her Left Knee), drypoint, 1929, signed in pencil lower right margin and numbered (24/25). Reference: Duthuit 144, only state. From the edition of 25 (there was also one artist’s proof). In good condition (unobtrusive creasing upper right),  printed on chine applique on a strong Arches wove paper, the full sheet, 4 7/8 x 6 1/8, the sheet 11 x 12 3/8 inches.

A fine impression.

In his small etchings and drypoints Matisse displayed a mastery of draftsmanship unmatched in modernist printmaking. Jeune Femme Enserrant is a splendid example of Matisse’s genius.