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lower right: Henri-Matisse

Provenance

Georges Bernheim, in 1923. (Jos Hessel, Paris); Georges Bénard, Paris. (Elzevir Trading) sold 14 October 1927 to (Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Paris); sold 1 December 1927 to (Gérard Frères).[1] Jean Laroche, [1866-1935] Villa Sauge Pourprée, Deauville; (his sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 8 December 1928, no. 61); purchased by (Etienne Bignou, Paris) for Chester Dale [1883-1962], New York;[2] bequest 1963 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1931
Henri Matisse, Galeries Georges Petit, Paris, 1931, no. 94, as Femme Mauresque.
1943
Paintings from the Chester Dale Collection, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1943-1951, unnumbered cat., repro., as Moorish Woman.
1963
The Chester Dale Bequest, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC., 1965, Unnumbered Check List.
1986
Henri Matisse: The Early Years in Nice 1916-1930, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1986-7, no. 112, repro.
Bibliography
1929
Dale, Maud. Before Manet to Modigliani from the Chester Dale Collection. New York, 1929: no. 74, repro., as Le Tatouage, Femme Mauresque.
1943
Paintings from the Chester Dale Collection. Philadelphia, 1943:, unpaginated, repro., as Moorish Woman.
1965
Frankfurter, Alfred. "How Great is the Dale Collection?" Art News 64 (May 1965):40-43, 51-53, repro.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 87, as Moorish Woman.
1965
Twentieth Century French Paintings & Sculpture of the French School in the Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965 (rev. ed.): 48, repro., as Moorish Woman.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 77, repro., as Moorish Woman.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 226, repro., as Moorish Woman.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 259, repro., as Moorish Woman.
1995
Dauberville, Guy-Patrice and Michel. Henri Matisse Chez Bernheim-Jeune. 2 vols. Paris, 1995:II:no. 563.