In 1942, my mother showed a collection of her ceramic figurines in Paris. Grandfather Henri Matisse attended the show and spontaneously made sketches of my mother’s work. Sadly, the original drawings are gone, but I did my own rendition of the images in 2015, which is what you see here.
A handsome man and lady
A handsome mustached man in a top hat, with his lady, heads to a grand ball.
A distinguished gentleman and his lady
A distinguished gentleman escorts his charming lady to the same ball.
A statuesque lady
A statuesque lady holds two lamps, ready to welcome her husband home.
Three beautiful debutantes
Three beautiful debutantes, coyly peek over their fans.
An enchanting lady
An enchanting lady on a balcony dreams about love, waiting for her suitor to arrive.
A lovely lady
A lovely lady fans herself, catching the attention of two beaux.
A harlequin, full of joie de vivre, dances on the page.