Medium: Photogravure on tissue (from Camera Work)
8.5 in. h. x 6.25 in. w., image
17 in. h. x 14 in. w., as framed
Steichen photographed Henri Matisse, the French artist well-known for his work in fauvism, in his studio at Issy-les-Moulineaux, France. Taken in the fall of 1909, this photograph was not published until 1913 when it appeared in the journal Camera Work. Steichen captures Matisse, with his head cocked and tool in hand, pausing to examine his work on the nude female sculpture, The Serpentine, which is positioned close to the foreground with her back to the viewer.
Type of Work: Prints