© Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Gift of Ralph King 1926.126
Catalogue raisonné: Duthuit Vol.II, Matisse 416
Matisse on his work: "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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