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lower left: Henri Matisse

Provenance

Purchased from the artist by (Etienne Bignou) and (Hodebert, Galerie Barbazanges), Paris, 1926; Chester Dale.

Exhibition History
1931
Renoir and His Tradition, Museum of French Art, 1931, no. 27 (as La Plante grasse).
1943
Twentieth Century French Paintings from the Chester Dale Collection, Art Institute of Chicago, 1943-1952 (extended loan), unnumbered catalogue, repro. p. 33
1965
The Chester Dale Bequest, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1965, unnumbered checklist.
Bibliography
1930
McBride, Henry. Matisse. New York, 1930: 262 (reproduced).
1943
Twentieth Century French Paintings from the Chester Dale Collection. The Art Institute of Chicago, 1943:, 33, repro.
1952
Twentieth Century French Paintings from the Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1952 (2nd ed., 1960; rev. ed., 1965): 40, repro.
1960
The National Gallery of Art and Its Collections. Foreword by Perry B. Cott and notes by Otto Stelzer. National Gallery of Art, Washington (undated, 1960s): 23, color repro. 17.
1960
Twentieth Century French Paintings from the Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1960 (2nd ed.): 42, repro.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 88
1965
Twentieth Century French Paintings & Sculpture of the French School in the Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965 (rev. ed.): 52, repro.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 76, repro.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 228, repro.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 262, repro.
1995
Alger, Sandra L.H. Games for Teaching Art. Portland, Maine, 1995: 26 (reproduced).