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lower right in graphite: Henri Matisse

Provenance

(Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York); purchased 24 January 1944 by T. Edward Hanley [1895-1969], Bradford, Pennsylvania; (E.V. Thaw & Co., Inc., New York); purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, Upperville, VA, by 1975; gift to NGA, 1995.

Exhibition History
1932
Henri Matisse. Cinquante Dessins, Galerie Matisse, New York, 1932, no. 29.
1942
In Memoriam, An Exhibition of Paintings under $1000, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT, 1942, no. 111.
1944
Modern Drawings, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1944, p. 94.
1946
The T. Edward Hanley Collection, Drawings, Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, 1946, no. 30 (repr as frontispiece).
1960
The T. Edward Hanley Collection. Drawings, Watercolors, Pastels. The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo, 1960: no. 101.
1967
Selections from the Collection of Dr. and Mrs. T. Edward Hanley, Bradford, Pennsylvania, Gallery of Modern Art including the Huntington Hartford Collection, New York and tour, 1967, p. 64 (repr).
1975
Henri Matisse, Dessins et sculpture. Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris, 1975, no 60.
2001
A Century of Drawing, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2001-2002, no. 39.
2004
Henri Matisse: Process/Variation, The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, 2004, no. 13.
2009
Matisse: Menschen, Masken, Modelle. Staatsgalerie Stuttgart. Munich, Germany, 2008, 27, 150 (repro.), 208 (repro.), 218, no. 55.
Bibliography
1971
Aragon, Henri Matisse, roman. 2 vols., Paris, 1971: 103, fig. 101.
1992
Schneider, Pierre. Matisse. Paris, 1992: 499 (repr).
1995
National Gallery of Art Annual Report, 1995, 87 (repr).
2001
A Century of Drawing. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2001-2002: no. 39.
2004
Henri Matisse: Process/Variation. Exh. cat. The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, 2004: no. 13.