The National Museum of Western Art

update 03 July 2017

Currently not on display

Maurice Denis [Granville, 1870 - Saint-Germain-en-Laye, 1943]

Nude from the Behind

Materials/Techniquescharcoal and pastel on paper
Size (cm)75.9 x 50.0
InscriptionsSigned lower right: MAURICE DENIS; upper left: MAVD.
Credit LineMatsukata Collection
Collection NumberD.1959-0026
Nude from the Behind


Kojiro Matsukata; sequestered by the French Government, 1944; returned to the Japanese Government 1959.

Exhibition History

Maurice Denis, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, 1 September 1981 - 18 October 1981, cat. no. 136
[Prints and Drawings Exhibition] The Drawings of Maurice Denis: Traces of Inspiration on Paper, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, Prints and Drawings Gallery, 15 October 2016 - 15 January 2017, cat. no. 6


Catalogue du Musée National d'Art Occidental, Tokyo. Tokyo, The National Museum of Western Art, 1961 (Préface and Catalogue Général in Japanese and French), P-123.
The Old Matsukata Collection. Kobe City Museum, ed. Kobe, "Matsukata Korekushon Ten" Jikkoiinkai, 1990, cat. no. 573.
Hakamata, Hiroyo. Catalogue of the Maurice Denis Drawings in the NMWA Collection. Journal of the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo. no. 21, 2017, pp. 35-56, [with English Abstract], cat. no. 9.

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