Inscription: Inscribed (on back of bronze, near bottom): HM / 0
Marking: Stamped (on back of bronze, near bottom, foundry mark): CIRE/ C. VALSUANI/ PERDUE [in rectangle]
the artist (1951–d. 1954; his estate, Paris, 1955; to P. Matisse); Pierre Matisse, New York (ca. 1955–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)
Knokke-le-Zoute. Grande salle des expositions de "La Réserve". "Matisse," July 12–August 31, 1952, no. 34.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Collection," May 18, 2004–June 26, 2005, no catalogue.