Le Modèle Monique, 1938
Stamped with signature
Pen and ink on paper
9 1/2 x 12 5/8 in, 24.8 x 32 cm
Manguin was a central figure within the Fauvist group and a life-long friend of Marquet, Camoin, Valtat and Matisse. He participated in the famous ‘Cage aux Fauves’ in 1905 and...
Manguin was a central figure within the Fauvist group and a life-long friend of Marquet, Camoin, Valtat and Matisse. He participated in the famous ‘Cage aux Fauves’ in 1905 and then exhibited at the Carnegie Institute, at the Tuileries and at the Venice Biennale.
In 1906 the famous patron Ambroise Vollard bought 150 of his paintings and in 1907 his first solo exhibition was held at Galerie Druet. He enjoyed immense success throughout his career attracting the major collectors such as the Swiss Hahnloser and the Russian Stchoukine.
During the first forty years of his career his wife, Jeanne, was his favourite and almost exclusive model. Then from 1931 onwards new models started posing for his odalisques. Monique was the first model to pose for him after the last “nu” of Jeanne. She is the subject of his remarkable drawing.
“Le Modèle Monique” is the study for “Le reflet, Monique”. Manguin focuses on the model and its reflection, a “double portrait” process he continues to explore.
Private collection, UK
This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Lucile Manguin dated 16 February 1990, Marnes-la-Coquette. Ref. 2613/H