Madame Matisse au Kimono
On loan from a private collection, © Private collection

Derain spent the summer of 1905 at Collioure, a French seaside town near the Spanish border, working side-by-side with his friend Henri Matisse. Both artists painted Madame Matisse wearing this brilliant Japanese robe. Derain was a leader among the Fauve painters, notorious at the time for their experiments in painting with intense, unmixed colours.

Key facts

Artist dates
1880 - 1954
Full title
Madame Matisse au Kimono
Date made
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
80.9 × 65 cm
Inscription summary
Acquisition credit
On loan from a private collection
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Location in Gallery