Overview

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Inscription

lower left: 40 Henri Matisse

Marks and Labels

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Provenance

Purchased March 1940 from the artist by (Paul Rosenberg and Co, New York);[1] sold November 1951 to Robert von Hirsch [1883-1977], Basel; (his estate sale, Sotheby's, London, 26 June 1978, no. 751); purchased by (John Baskett, Ltd., London) for Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, Upperville, Virginia; gift 1985 to NGA.

Exhibition History
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. on cover
1992
Henri Matisse: A Retrospective, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1992-1993, no. 333, repro.
2004
Henri Matisse: Processus/Variation, The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, 2004, no. 94, repro.
2005
Henri Matisse: Figur Farbe Raum [Henri Matisse: Figure Color Space], Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf; Fondation Beyeler, Basel, 2005-2006, no. 167, repro. (Düsseldorf cat.), fig. 110 (Basel/French cat.), fig. 114 (Basel/German cat.).
2007
Déja Vu? Revealing Repetition in French Masterpieces, The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Phoenix Art Museum, 2007-2008, no. 64, fig. 15.
2009
Matisse: 1917-1941, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, 2009, no. 67, repro.
2012
L'Art dans la Guerre. France, 1938-1947, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; Museo Guggenheim Bilbao, 2012-2013, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
2014
Matisse, la figura. La forza della linea, l'emozione del colore, Exhibit Halls, Palazzo dei Diamanti, Ferrara, 2014, no. 60, repro..
Bibliography
1989
Strick, Jeremy. Twentieth Century Painting and Sculpture: Selections for the Tenth Anniversary of the East Building. Washington, D.C., 1989: 58, repro. 59.
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