Gift of The Print Club of Cleveland 1925.981
© Succession H. Matisse, Paris / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Catalogue raisonné: Duthuit Vol.II, Matisse 414
"I have always tried to hide my own efforts and wished my works to have the lightness and joyousness of a springtime which never lets anyone suspect the labors it has cost. So I am afraid that the young, seeing in my work only the apparent facility and negligence in the drawing, will use this as an excuse for dispensing with certain efforts which I believe necessary..."
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