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Matisse’s ailing daughter portrayed with loving care

By Sebastian Smee
Globe Staff / June 26, 2012
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In 1918, the year “The Ostrich-Feather Hat” in the collection of the Wadsworth Atheneum was painted, the family of Henri Matisse was in disarray. Paris was under threat from advancing Germans. Matisse’s mother was behind enemy lines in his home town of Bohain. In the midst of all this, Matisse painted several portraits of Marguerite, his beloved daughter, his stalwart assistant, his model, his confidante.

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HENRI MATISSE

‘THE OSTRICH-FEATHER HAT’

At: Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, 860-278-2670, www.thewadsworth.org