Matisse, a copy, France

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This is a copy. It is not a Matisse rather it was scrawled in 1983. This is number 670 by Claude Duthuit who is in fact Matisse’s grandson and executor of his estate. At auction it has a reserve price of $2,000. This is the original:

henri-matisse-la-pompadour-one-plate-d-670-prints-1443958308_bThey are so similar that you suspect one is a tracing of the other. In fact the etching went on to become this which was shown at the Tate…Matisse_de_pompadour_matisse_vintage_poster_mediumg

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