Exhibitions/ Art Object

Small Nude in an Armchair

Artist:
Henri Matisse (French, Le Cateau-Cambrésis 1869–1954 Nice)
Date:
1924; this cast, by 1954
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
9 1/4 x 9 1/4 x 5 in. (23.5 x 23.5 x 12.7 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Collection, 2002
Accession Number:
2002.456.120
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2016 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed (on back of bronze, near bottom): 0/10 / HM

Marking: Stamped (on back of bronze, near bottom, foundry mark): CIRE/ C. VALSUANI/ PERDUE [in rectangle]
the artist's estate, Paris (from 1954; to P. Matisse); Pierre Matisse, New York (until d. 1989); Maria-Gaetana Matisse, née von Spreti, New York (1989–d. 2001); Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Foundation (2002; gift to MMA)

New York. Pierre Matisse Gallery. "Henri Matisse: Drawings, Sculpture," January 1959, no. 30 [probably this cast].

Los Angeles. UCLA Art Galleries. "Henri Matisse: Retrospective 1966," January 5–February 27, 1966, no. 126.

Art Institute of Chicago. "Henri Matisse: Retrospective 1966," March 11–April 24, 1966, no. 126.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. "Henri Matisse: Retrospective 1966," May 11–June 26, 1966, no. 126.

Museum of Modern Art, New York. "The Sculpture of Matisse," February 23–May 8, 1972, no. 55.

Minneapolis. Walker Art Center. "The Sculpture of Matisse," June 20–August 6, 1972, no. 55.

University Art Museum, University of California at Berkeley. "The Sculpture of Matisse," September 18–October 29, 1972, no. 55.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Selections from The Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Collection, Part 3," February 15–June 26, 2005, no catalogue.

Museo Picasso Málaga. "La Colección Pierre y Maria-Gaetana Matisse en The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Nueva York," March 26–June 24, 2007, no. 44.

Claude Duthuit with Wanda de Guébriant. Henri Matisse: Catalogue Raisonné de l'oeuvre sculpté. Paris, 1997, pp. 332, 345, 364, no. 65, ill. pp. 186–89.

Magdalena Dabrowski in "Selections from the Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Collection." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 61 (Spring 2004), pp. 34–35, ill.

Magdalena Dabrowski in The American Matisse: The Dealer, His Artists, His Collection. The Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Collection. New York, 2009, pp. 102–3, 161–62, ill. (color).



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