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Provenance

The artist's daughter, Mme Georges Duthuit [1894-1982, née Marguerite Émeline Matisse], Paris. David Thompson, Pittsburgh. (Galerie Beyeler, Basel); sold 1973 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1956
Rétrospecitve Henri Matisse, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris, 1956, no. 35.
1959
Henri Matisse 1950-1954: Les grandes gouaches découpées, Kunsthalle Bern, 1959, no. 6, repro.
1960
Henri Matisse: Les grandes gouaches découpées, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 1960, no. 6
1960
Thompson Pittsburgh: Aus einer amerikanischen Privatsammlung, Kunsthaus Zurich, 1960, no. 133, repro.
1961
Collectie Thompson uit Pittsburgh, Haas Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, 1961, no. 127, repro.
1961
Henri Matisse: Les grandes gouaches découpées, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Palais du Louvre, Paris, 1961, no. 12, repro.
1968
Matisse 1869-1954: A retrospective exhibition, Hayward Gallery, London, 1968, no. 131, repro.
1969
A La Rencontre de Matisse, Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul, France, 1969, no. 31, repro.
1970
Matisse: en retrospektiv udstilling, Statens Museums for Kunst, Copenhagen, 1970, no. 115, repro.
1977
Henri Matisse: Paper Cut-Outs, National Gallery of Art, Washington; The Detroit Institute of Arts; The St. Louis Art Museum, 1977-1978, no. 200, repro. [exhibited in Washington only]
1978
Aspects of Twentieth-Century Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1978-1979, no. 90, repro.
Bibliography
1979
Watson, Ross. The National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York, 1979: 133, pl. 119.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 263, repro.
1991
Kopper, Philip. America's National Gallery of Art: A Gift to the Nation. New York, 1991: 315, color repro.