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Pierre Matisse

Artist:
Henri Matisse (French, Le Cateau-Cambrésis 1869–1954 Nice)
Date:
1905; this cast, 1922
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
6 1/4 x 3 3/4 x 4 1/2 in. (15.9 x 9.5 x 11.4 cm) Overall with marble base: 10 3/4 x 3 3/4 x 4 1/2
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Collection, 2002
Accession Number:
2002.456.119
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2016 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed (on back): H Matisse 9/10
Mr. and Mrs. Theodor Ahrenberg, Stockholm (by 1957–60; probably acquired from the artist; their sale, Sotheby's, London, July 7, 1960, no. 11, sold for £950 to Partridge); [Frank Partridge and Sons, London, 1960–62; sold in 1962 to private collection]; private collection (1962–80; sale, Christie's, London, June 30, 1980, no. 71); Richard Nathanson, London (in 1987); Pierre Matisse, New York (until d. 1989); his widow, Maria Gaetana, Matisse, née von Spreti, New York (1989–d. 2001); Pierre and Maria Gaetana Matisse Foundation (2002; gift to MMA)

Helsinki. Helsingin Taidehalli. "Henri Matisse, Apollon: Theodor Ahrenbergin Kokoelema," December 10, 1957–January 6, 1958, no. 139.

Musée des Beaux-Arts, Liège. "Henri Matisse, Apollon: Collection Theodor Ahrenberg," May 3–July 31, 1958, no. 139.

Kunsthaus Zürich. "Henri Matisse, das plastische Werk: Sämtliche Plastiken des Meisters sowei Zeichnungen, Graphik und Collagen als Leihgaben der Sammlung Ahrenberg, Stockholm, der Familie des Künstlers und aus Schweizer Privatbesitz," July 14–August 12, 1959, no. 13.

Konsthallen, Göteborg. "Henri Matisse, Ur Theodor Ahrenbergs Samling," March 16–April 10, 1960, no. 170.

Museo Picasso Málaga. "La Colección Pierre y Maria-Gaetana Matisse en The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Nueva York," March 26–June 24, 2007, no. 41.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. "The Steins Collect: Matisse, Picasso, and the Parisian Avant-Garde," May 21–September 6, 2011, no cat. number (p. 461; as "Head of a Child [Pierre Matisse]").

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Steins Collect: Matisse, Picasso, and the Parisian Avant-Garde," February 21–June 3, 2012, no cat. number (p. 461).

Claude Duthuit with Wanda de Guébriant. Henri Matisse: Catalogue Raisonné de l'oeuvre sculpté. Paris, 1997, pp. 310, 340, 352, no. 16, ill. pp. 40–41.

Magdalena Dabrowski in The American Matisse: The Dealer, His Artists, His Collection. The Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Collection. New York, 2009, pp. 86, 158, ill. (color).



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