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Twentieth-Century French Paintings from the Chester Dale Collection

November 23, 1952 – October 31, 1959
Main Floor, Galleries 60A, 60B, 62, 64

Henri Matisse, Still Life with Apples on a Pink Tablecloth, 1924, oil on canvas, Chester Dale Collection, 1963.10.169

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

Overview: A large part of Chester Dale's collection of 20th-century art, this group of 59 paintings was placed on indefinite loan at the National Gallery. His 19th-century paintings were already on view in galleries 76, 77, 83, 84, 85, 88, and 90. The loan included works by 22 artists, among them Pierre Bonnard, Georges Braque, Henri Matisse, Amedeo Modigliani, Pablo Picasso, and Georges Rouault. Many of these paintings had previously been on exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Catalog: Twentieth-Century French Paintings from the Chester Dale Collection, introduction by Maud Dale, catalogue notes by William P. Campbell. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1952.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection
Video, Released: April 6, 2010, (15:58 minutes)