Exhibitions/ Art Object

Seated Nude

Artist:
Henri Matisse (French, Le Cateau-Cambrésis 1869–1954 Nice)
Date:
1908–9
Medium:
Graphite on paper
Dimensions:
12 x 9 in. (30.5 x 22.9 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Florence Blumenthal, 1910
Accession Number:
10.76.2
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2017 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
Inscription: Signed (lower right): Henri Matisse
[Alfred Stieglitz, New York, until 1910; sold in 1910 to Blumenthal]; Florence Blumenthal, New York (1910; her gift to MMA)

New York. The Little Gallery at "291". "Exhibition of Drawings and Photographs of Paintings by Henri Matisse," February 23–March 8, 1910, no catalogue.

Cleveland Museum of Art. "Henri Matisse," February 5–March 16, 1952, no. 112 (as "Seated Model, Seen from the Back," 1906–10).

Art Institute of Chicago. "Henri Matisse," April 1–May 4, 1952, no. 112.

San Francisco Museum of Art. "Henri Matisse," May 22–July 6, 1952, no. 112.

Los Angeles. UCLA Art Galleries. "Henri Matisse: Retrospective 1966," January 5–February 27, 1966, no. 145 (as "Nude Study, Back," 1906–7).

Art Institute of Chicago. "Henri Matisse: Retrospective 1966," March 11–April 24, 1966, no. 145.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. "Henri Matisse: Retrospective 1966," May 11–June 26, 1966, no. 145.

Melbourne. National Gallery of Victoria. "Matisse," July 19–September 3, 1995, no. 47.

New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture. "Académie Matisse: Henri Matisse and His Nordic and American Pupils," October 17–November 17, 2001, unnum. brochure.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Stieglitz and His Artists: Matisse to O'Keeffe," October 13, 2011–January 2, 2012, not in catalogue [see p. 33].

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Nudes: Drawings by Sculptors," October 20, 2014–January 25, 2015, no catalogue.

Alfred H. Barr, Jr. Matisse: His Art and His Public. New York, 1951, p. 115, notes that at first Stieglitz did not want to sell this and two additional Matisse drawings (MMA 10.76.1, 10.76.3) to Florence Blumenthal, who intended them as gifts to the Met, believing that the museum would "never accept them"; refers to the three drawings as "probably the first works by Matisse to enter a public museum anywhere" except for the artist's early works purchased by the French State.

Stephen Longstreet. The Drawings of Matisse. Alhambra, Calif., 1973, unpaginated, ill.

Pierre Schneider. Matisse. Rev. ed. (English ed., 1984). Paris, 2002, p. 575.

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, p. 33.



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