Exhibitions/ Art Object

Standing Nude

Artist:
Henri Matisse (French, Le Cateau-Cambrésis 1869–1954 Nice)
Date:
1908–9
Medium:
Graphite on paper
Dimensions:
12 1/8 x 9 1/4 in. (30.8 x 23.5 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Florence Blumenthal, 1910
Accession Number:
10.76.3
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. 113 (as "Nude Study," 1906–10).

Art Institute of Chicago. "Henri Matisse," April 1–May 4, 1952, no. 113.

San Francisco Museum of Art. "Henri Matisse," May 22–July 6, 1952, no. 113.

Los Angeles. UCLA Art Galleries. "Henri Matisse: Retrospective 1966," January 5–February 27, 1966, no. 150 (as "Standing Nude, Study," 1908).

Art Institute of Chicago. "Henri Matisse: Retrospective 1966," March 11–April 24, 1966, no. 150.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. "Henri Matisse: Retrospective 1966," May 11–June 26, 1966, no. 150.

Yokohama Museum of Art. "Treasures from The Metropolitan Museum of Art: French Art from the Middle Ages to the Twentieth Century," March 25–June 4, 1989, no. 172.

Paris. Centre Georges Pompidou. "Henri Matisse 1904–1917," February 25–June 21, 1993 (p. 93).

Melbourne. National Gallery of Victoria. "Matisse," July 19–September 3, 1995, no. 45.

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 (p. 18).

L'Annonciade, Musée de Saint-Tropez. "Henri Matisse: Émerveillement pour le Sud," July 10–October 11, 2004, no. 41.

Brisbane. Queensland Art Gallery. Gallery of Modern Art. "Matisse: Drawing Life," December 3, 2011–March 4, 2012, no. 29.

Montclair Art Museum. "Matisse and American Art," February 5–June 18, 2017, no. 6.

"16 Reproductions des oeuvres de Henri Matisse." Zolotoe Runo - La toison d'or 4, no. 6 (1909), ill. p. 11.

B[ryson]. B[urroughs]. "Principal Accessions." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 5 (May 1910), p. 126.

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, 10.76.2) 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.

Nora B. Beeson. Guide to The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1972, p. 104, fig. 25, calls it "Nude".

Stephen Longstreet. The Drawings of Matisse. Alhambra, Calif., 1973, unpaginated, ill., calls it "Nude".

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.

John Cauman in Matisse and American Art. Exh. cat., Montclair Art Museum. Montclair, 2017, pp. 26, 244, no. 6, ill. p. 97 (color).



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