Inscription

lower left in charcoal: HM / 37

Provenance

(Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York), by 1948; T. Edward Hanley [1895-1969], Bradford, Pennsylvania, at least until 1968; (E.V. Thaw and Co., New York); purchased June 1970 by Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, Upperville, VA; gift to NGA, 1985.

Exhibition History
1948
Henri Matisse, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1948, no. 140.
1962
Paintings and Drawings from the Hanley Collection, Wildenstein & Co., New York and the Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 1961-62, no. 91.
1963
20th Century Master Drawings, Guggenheim Museum and tour, 1963-64, no. 83.
1967
Selectiond from the Collection of Dr. and Mrs. T. Edward Hanley, Museum of the Southwest, Midland, TX, DeYoung Museum, and Denver Museum of Art, 1967-68.
1967
Selections from the Collection of Dr. and Mrs. T. Edward Hanley, Bradford, PA, Gallery of Modern Art and Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1967.
1968
Works from the Hanley Collection, Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, Columbus, OH, 1968, no. 171.
1975
Dessins de Matisse, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris, 1975.
1986
Gifts to the Nation: Selected Acquisitions from the Collections of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1986, unnumbered checklist.
2001
A Century of Drawing, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2001-2002, no. 67.
Bibliography
2001
A Century of Drawing. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2001-2002: no. 67.