La Poésie (Le Chant), 1938, oil on canvas. 


Commissioned in 1934 by Nelson Rockefeller from Henri Matisse (1869-1964, French) as a painted surround for the fireplace of Rockefeller’s 5th Avenue apartment, NY.  The canvas was composed in France and sent to New York. 

On loan for display in 2011 at the Metropolitan Museum, NY. 





Posted  in December 2020 by the Woman Who Posts Poems on the front window of her house in Philadelphia.

  A poem of the Muse’s reward for the tenacity, daring, modesty, and autonomy of the poet.