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Winter Landscape on the Banks of the Seine

Photo: Susan Dirk

Winter Landscape on the Banks of the Seine

ca. 1904-05

Henri Matisse

French, 1869-1954

Sketchy daubs of paint suggest the gray light of a snowy day. This quiet landscape gives little hint of the titanic effect that Matisse was about to have on modern painting. Within months of completing this Neo-Impressionist painting, he would reject the style and create bold compositions painted in strong, often jarring, colors.
Oil on canvas
Sight: 12 3/4 x 15 3/4 in.
Frame: 19 1/4 x 23 1/8 in.
Gift of Norman Davis
Photo: Susan Dirk
Now on view at the Seattle Art Museum


Exhibition HistorySeattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, "Contemporary Trends in International Art," April 7 - May 1, 1955

Bern, Switzerland, Kunstmuseum Berne, "Les Fauves," April 29 - May 29, 1950, cat. no. 91

Lucerne, Switzerland, Musee des Beaux Art / Kunstmuseum, "Exposition Henri Matisse," 1949, cat. no. 29

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