Overview

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Inscription

lower right: Henri Matisse

Marks and Labels

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Provenance

Sold 21 October 1924 by the artist to (Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Paris); by whom sold 24 October 1924 to Georges Bernheim, Paris;[1] sold to Paul Rosenberg, Paris;[2] sold to (Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York); sold 1951 to (Paul Rosenberg and Co., New York); Alexandre Rosenberg, New York; sold c. 1977 to (Eugene Victor Thaw and Co., New York);[3] sold January 1978 to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, Upperville, Virginia; gift 1985 to NGA.

Exhibition History

1934
Georges Braque - Henri Matisse - Pablo Picasso from the Paul Rosenberg Collection, Durand-Ruel Galleries, New York, 1934, no. 24
1937
Les Maitres de l'art indépendant 1895-1937, Petit Palais, Paris, 1937, no. 34
1946
Les chefs-d'oeuvres des collections privées françaises retrouvés en Allemagne, Musée de l'Orangerie, Paris, 1946, no. 53
1966
Henri Matisse, UCLA Art Galleries; The Art Institute of Chicago; The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1966, no. 59, repro.
1975
Modern Masters: Manet to Matisse, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1975, no. 71, repro.
1978
Aspects of Twentieth-Century Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1978-1979, no. 46, repro., as Checker Game and Piano Music.
1986
Gifts to the Nation: Selected Acquisitions from the Collections of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1986, unnumbered checklist, repro.
1986
Henri Matisse: The Early Years in Nice 1916-1930, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1986-7, no. 129, repro.
1987
Matisse et l'Italie, Assessorato alla Cultura, Venice, 1987, no. P41, repro.
1992
Henri Matisse: A Retrospective, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1992-1993, no. 257, repro.
1997
Henri Matisse: 'La révélation m'est venue de l'Orient', Musei Capitolini,, 1997-1998, no. 66, repro.
2005
Henri Matisse: Figur Farbe Raum [Henri Matisse: Figure Color Space], Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf; Fondation Beyeler, Basel, 2005-2006, no. 114, repro. (Düsseldorf cat.), fig. 73 (Basel/Franch cat.), fig. 77 (Basel/German cat.).
2008
Matisse: Menschen, Masken, Modelle [Matisse: People, Masks, Models], Stattsgalerie Stuttgart; Bucerius Kunst Forum, Hamburg, 2008-2009, no. 67, repro. (shown only in Stuttgart).
2009
Matisse: 1917-1941, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, 2009, no. 29, repro.
2011
Matisse: La seduzione di Michelangelo, Museo di Santa Giulia, Brescia, 2011, unnumbered catalogue, repro.

Bibliography

1991
Gingold, Diane J. and Elizabeth A.C. Weil. The Corporate Patron. New York, 1991: 104-105, color repro.
1992
National Gallery of Art, Washington. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 259, repro.
1995
Dauberville, Guy-Patrice and Michel. Henri Matisse Chez Bernheim-Jeune. 2 vols. Paris, 1995:II:no. 607.
1997
Matisse: La révélation m'est venue de l'Orient, Exh. cat., Musei capitolini, Rome, 1997: 190, no. 66, repro.
1997
Mittler, Gene A., and Rosalind Ragans. Understanding Art. New York, 1997: fig. 16-1.
2000
Kirsh, Andrea, and Levenson, Rustin S. Seeing Through Paintings: Physical Examination in Art Historical Studies. Physical Examination in Art Historical Studies, vol. 1. New Haven, 2000: 264
2004
Hand, John Oliver. National Gallery of Art: Master Paintings from the Collection. Washington and New York, 2004: 416, no. 347, color repro.
2009
Cooper, Harry. The Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Collection: Selected Works. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2009: 14, repro.

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