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Vie des Arts Est., Geneva; sold 1973 through (Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York) to NGA.

Exhibition History
1959
Henri Matisse 1950-1954: Les grandes gouaches découpées, Kunsthalle Bern, 1959, no. 11, repro.
1960
Henri Matisse: Les grandes gouaches découpées, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 1960, no. 11, repro.
1961
Henri Matisse: Les grandes gouaches découpées, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Palais du Louvre, Paris, 1961, no. 18, repro.
1961
The Last Works of Henri Matisse: Large Cut Gouaches, The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Art Institute of Chicago; San Francisco Museum of Art, 1961-1962, no. 14, repro.
1970
Henri Matisse: Exposition du Centenaire, Grand Palais, Paris, 1970, no. 222, repro.
1970
Matisse: en retrospektiv udstilling, Statens Museums for Kunst, Copenhagen, 1970, no. 110, repro.
1971
Matisse as a Draughtsman, Baltimore Museum of Art; California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco; Art Institute of Chicago, 1971, no. 82, 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. 181, repro.
1978
Aspects of Twentieth-Century Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1978-1978, no. 91, repro.
1981
Henri Matisse: Das Goldene Zeitalter, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, 1981, no. 17, repro.
1993
Drawings and Papiers Découpés by Henri Matisse, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Germany, 1993-1994, no. 150, repro. 270.
2002
Matisse-Picasso, Tate Modern, London; Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris; The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2002-2003, no. 177 (English cat.), no. 154 (French cat.), repros.
2005
Henri Matisse: Figur Farbe Raum [Henri Matisse: Figure Color Space], Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf, 2005-2006, no. 196.
2011
Matisse: La seduzione di Michelangelo, Museo di Santa Giulia, Brescia, 2011, not in catalogue.
Bibliography
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 230, repro.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 264, repro.
2004
Hand, John Oliver. National Gallery of Art: Master Paintings from the Collection. Washington and New York, 2004: 419, no. 352, color repro.