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Photograph - Matisse with his Model
  • Matisse with his Model
    Brassaï Guyula Hálasz, born 1899 - died 1984
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Matisse with his Model

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Paris (photographed)

  • Date:

    1939 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Brassaï Guyula Hálasz, born 1899 - died 1984 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    gelatin silver print

  • Credit Line:

    Purchase, 1975

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 912

Physical description

Black and white photograph depicting a male figure seated to the right hand side of the frame, observing a female nude model. She stands in the centre of the image, with her left ankle crossed over her right, both hands above her head and gazing down to her right. To the left of the frame there is a painting on an easel, next to an open chest, depicting a vase of flowers on a table.

Place of Origin

Paris (photographed)


1939 (photographed)


Brassaï Guyula Hálasz, born 1899 - died 1984 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

gelatin silver print


Height: 235 mm, Width: 275 mm

Descriptive line

Black and white photograph by Brassai, 'Matisse with his Model', 1939

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Péter Baki, Colin Ford & George Szirtes, Eyewitness. Hungarian Photography in the Twentieth Century. Brassai, Capa, Kertész, Moholy-Nagy, Munkácsi London: Royal Academy of Arts, 2011. ISBN: 9781905711772.
Brassai, 'A Portfolio of Ten Photographs by Brassai', New York: Witkin-Berley, 1973


Photographic paper


Gelatin silver process


Artist's studios


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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