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lower right: Henri-Matisse

Provenance

Possibly Paul Guillaume.[1] Baron S. Fukushima, Paris; purchased January 1931 by Marie N. Harriman [1903-1970] and William Averell Harriman [1891-1986], New York;[2] the W, Averell Harriman Foundation; gift 1972 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1931
French Paintings, Marie Harriman Gallery, New York, 1931, no. 6, as Le plateau marocain.
1931
Henri Matisse, Galeries Georges Petit, Paris, 1931, no. 115, as Le plateau marocain.
1933
French Paintings, Marie Harriman Gallery, New York, 1933, no. 6
1934
Still Life, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1934, unnumbered checklist
1939
Modern French Masters, Marie Harriman Gallery, New York, 1939, no. 6, as Still Life
1961
Exhibition of the Marie and Averell Harriman Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1961, unnumbered catalogue, repro. 29
1976
Loan for display with permanent collection, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, 1976-1977
1981
Matisse, The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, 1981, no. 66, repro.
1982
Extended Loan to the White House for use by President George W. Bush, 1999-2003.
1984
Henri Matisse, Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark, 1984-1985, no. 57
1989
Impressionisti della National Gallery of Art di Washington, Ala Napoleonica e Museo Correr, Venice, and Palazzo Reale, Milan, 1989, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
1999
Extended Loan for use by The White House, Washington, D.C., 1999-2004.
2004
European Art Between the Wars, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, 2004, unnumbered catalogue.
Bibliography
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 230, repro.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 594, no. 918, color repro.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 263, repro.