Exhibitions/ Art Object

Reclining Bather

Artist:
Henri Matisse (French, Le Cateau-Cambrésis 1869–1954 Nice)
Date:
1905
Medium:
Watercolor and graphite on paper
Dimensions:
5 3/4 x 9 5/8 in. (14.6 x 24.4 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1949
Accession Number:
49.70.5
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2016 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
Inscription: Signed (lower right): Henri-Matisse
the artist (1905–8; possibly on consignment with Paul Cassirer, Berlin; shipped through Edward Steichen to Stieglitz); Alfred Stieglitz, New York (1908–d. 1946; his estate, 1946–49; gift to MMA)

Paris. Grand Palais des Champs-Élysées. "Salon d'automne (3e exposition)," October 18–November 25, 1905, no. 722 (as "Baigneuse").

Paris. Galerie Druet. "Exposition Henri Matisse," March 19–April 7, 1906 (unnumbered drawings section) [probably this work].

Berlin. Secession. "XIV. Ausstellung, Zeichnende Künste," December 1907, nos. 254–61 [probably one of eight untitled drawings].

New York. 291. "An Exhibition of Drawings, Lithographs, Watercolors, and Etchings by M. Henri Matisse, of Paris," April 6–27, 1908, no catalogue (works selected by Edward Steichen).

Philadelphia. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. "Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings by Representative Modern Masters," April 17–May 9, 1920, no. 151.

New York. An American Place. "Beginnings and Landmarks: "291," 1905–1917," October 27–December 27, 1937, no. 34.

Philadelphia Museum of Art. "History of an American, Alfred Stieglitz: '291' and After, Selections from the Stieglitz Collection," July 1–November 1, 1944, no. 51.

Museum of Modern Art, New York. "Alfred Stieglitz Exhibition: His Collection," June 10–August 31, 1947, no catalogue (checklist no. 68).

Art Institute of Chicago. "Alfred Stieglitz: His Photographs and His Collection," February 2–29, 1948, extended to March 7, 1948, no catalogue (checklist no. 136).

Museum of Modern Art, New York. "From the Alfred Stieglitz Collection: An Extended Loan from the Metropolitan Museum of Art," May 22–August 12, 1951, no catalogue (checklist no. E.L.51.678; loan extended to June 9, 1958).

Museum of Modern Art, New York. "Henri Matisse," November 13, 1951–January 13, 1952, no. 107.

Cleveland Museum of Art. "Henri Matisse," February 5–March 16, 1952, no. 107.

Art Institute of Chicago. "Henri Matisse," April 1–May 4, 1952, no. 107.

San Francisco Museum of Art. "Henri Matisse," May 22–July 6, 1952, no. 107.

New York. Museum of Modern Art. "Les fauves," October 8, 1952–January 4, 1953, no. 113.

Minneapolis Institute of Arts. "Les fauves," January 21–February 22, 1953, no. 113.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. "Les fauves," March 13–April 12, 1953, no. 113.

Art Gallery of Toronto. "Les fauves," May 1–31, 1953, no. 113.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings from the Alfred Stieglitz Collection," September 9–November 12, 1967, no catalogue (unnumbered checklist).

Wellesley, Mass. Davis Museum and Cultural Center. "Modern Hieroglyphs: Gestural Drawing and the European Vanguard, 1900–1918," January 27–March 19, 1995, no. 22.

New York. Equitable Gallery. "Modern Hieroglyphs: Gestural Drawing and the European Vanguard, 1900–1918," March 28–May 6, 1995, no. 22.

New York Studio School. "Bathers," October 13—November 14, 1998, no catalogue.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Stieglitz and His Artists: Matisse to O'Keeffe," October 13, 2011–January 2, 2012, no. 8.

"Henri Matisse at the Little Galleries." Camera Work no. 23 (July 1908), p. 12.

[Elisabeth Luther Cary]. "Gallery Notes." New York Times (April 14, 1908), p. 8.

James Huneker. "Review of Matisse exhibition at 291." New York Sun (1908), reprinted in "Camera Work" (July 1908), p. 12.

Florence N. Levy. "Modern Masters at the Pennsylvania Academy." International Studio 71 (August 1920), p. XXXIII.

Waldo Frank, Lewis Mumford, Dorothy Norman, Paul Rosenfeld, and Harold Rugg, ed. America and Alfred Stieglitz: A Collective Portrait. Garden City, N. Y., 1934, pl. VIIId.

George Heard Hamilton. "The Alfred Stieglitz Collection." Metropolitan Museum Journal 3 (1970), pp. 378-79.

William Innes Homer. "Stieglitz and 291." Art in America 61 (July–August 1973), p. 56, ill.

Donald E. Gordon. Modern Art Exhibitions, 1900–1916: Selected Catalogue Documentation. Vol. 2, Munich, 1974, pp. 139, 152, 235.

William Innes Homer. Alfred Stieglitz and the American Avant-Garde. Boston, 1977, pp. 58-59, fig. 27.

Waldo Frank, Lewis Mumford, Dorothy Norman, Paul Rosenfeld, and Harold Rugg, ed. America and Alfred Stieglitz: A Collective Portrait. Rev. ed (1st ed., 1934). Millerton, N. Y., 1979, pl. 54.

John O'Brian. Ruthless Hedonism: The American Reception of Matisse. Chicago, 1999, pp. 16-18, fig. 5.

John H. Cauman. "Matisse and America, 1905–1933." PhD diss., City University of New York, 2000, vol. 1, p. 57, fig. 1.26.

John Cauman in Sarah Greenough. Modern Art and America: Alfred Stieglitz and His New York Galleries. Exh. cat., National Gallery of Art. Washington, D. C., 2000, p. 85, fig. 31.

Sabine Rewald in Stieglitz and His Artists: Matisse to O'Keeffe. Ed. Lisa Mintz Messinger. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2011, pp. 34–35, 244, no. 8, ill. (color).



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