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Object Timeline

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1948

  • Work on this object began.

1953

  • We acquired this object.

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2017

Sample Book Page, Mural Scrolls, 1948

This is a Sample book page. It was created by Alexander Calder, Henri Matisse, Roberto Sebastian Matta and Joan Miró and manufactured by Katzenbach and Warren, Inc.. It is dated 1948 and we acquired it in 1953. Its medium is screen printed on canvas. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.

Matisse was inspired by the primitive forms of traditional African sculpture early in the twentieth century, resulting in a stylized rendering of forms, often with unique perspectives. During the last years of his life Matisse began creating compositions of paper cutouts which again utilized crude shapes with a flat perspective but painted in bold colors. This mural design emulates his cutout works.

This object was donated by Katzenbach and Warren, Inc. and catalogued by Horace L. Hotchkiss, Jr.. It is credited Gift of Katzenbach and Warren, Inc..

Our curators have highlighted 3 objects that are related to this one.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 30 x 44.5 cm (11 13/16 x 17 1/2 in.)

It has the following markings

MS in circle

Cite this object as

Sample Book Page, Mural Scrolls, 1948; Henri Matisse (1869 – 1954); screen printed on canvas; H x W x D: 30 x 44.5 cm (11 13/16 x 17 1/2 in.); Gift of Katzenbach and Warren, Inc.; 1953-61-1-2

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