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Sorrow of the King

Henri Matisse, 1952
Sorrow of the King, Henri Matisse
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Sorrow of the King is an Early Modernist Gouache and Paper Painting created by Henri Matisse in 1952. It lives at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. The image is © Succession H. Matisse / ARS, New York, and used according to Educational Fair Use, and tagged Self-portraits. Source

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