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Henrietta III
Henrietta III
Henrietta III
Henrietta III
Henrietta III
Henrietta III
Henrietta III
Henrietta III

© Succession H. Matisse/ DACS 2024. Photo credit: Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

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This portrait of the model Henriette Darricarrre is the last and most abstracted in a series of three bronze heads produced between 1925 and 1929. It was cast in an edition of ten. A critic compared it with a mediaeval reliquary head.

National Museum Cardiff


Henrietta III






H 40.1 x W 21.3 x D 27 cm

Accession number

A 2421

Acquisition method

purchased from Waddington Galleries Ltd, 1975

Work type


Signature/marks description

inscribed on back of base: 8/10 HM; founder's stamp on back of base: CIRE / C VALSUANI / PERDUE


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