André Derain (1869-1954) was a close friend of Matisse; they both died in late 1954.

This portrait was executed when they spent the summer of 1905 together in Collioure. This is an example of Matisse's early fauve work.


Michael Stein; Tetzen-Lund, Copenhagen; Galerie Pierre, Paris, 1927; Mr Rees Jeffreys 1928.

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