Inscription

upper right: Henri-Matisse

Provenance

Capt. Edward H. Molyneux [1891-1974], Paris, France, by 1952; sold 15 August 1955 to Ailsa Mellon Bruce [1901-1969], New York; bequest 1970 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1952
French Paintings from the Molyneux Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1952, unnumbered checklist.
1956
Hampton National Historic Site, Towson, Maryland, May - October 1956.
1961
French Paintings of the Nineteenth Century from the Collection of Mrs. Mellon Bruce, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 1961, no. 26, repro
1966
French Paintings from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon and Mrs. Mellon Bruce, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1966, no. 192, repro
1990
Vincent van Gogh and the Modern Movement 1890-1914, Museum Folkwang Essen, Essen, 1990, no. 97, repro.; Rijksmusem Vincent van Gogh, Amsterdam, 1990-1991, no. 120, repro.
1994
Henri Matisse 1904-1917, Musée national d'art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, 1994, no. 28, repro.
1995
Fauves, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 1995-1996, no. 75, repro.
1995
Matisse, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 1995, no. 32, repro.
1996
Fauvism: "Wild Beasts", Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 1996, no. 51, repro.
1999
Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art; Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, 1999, no. 74, repro.
2004
Fauve Painting from the Permanent Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2004-2005, no cat.
2014
Matisse and Friends: Selected Masterworks from the National Gallery of Art, Denver Art Museum, 2014-2015, no catalogue.
Bibliography
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 228, repro.
1978
Small French Paintings from the Bequest of Ailsa Mellon Bruce. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1978: 112, repro. (continuing exhibition beginning in 1978).
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 262, repro.