Inscription: Inscribed (on left thigh, at bottom): Henri Matisse 1/10
Marking: Stamped (on back, foundry mark): CIRE / C. VALSUANI / PERDUE [in rectangle]
the artist (ca. 1930–d. 1954; his estate, Paris, 1955–58; in January 1958 to J. Matisse); his son, Jean Gérard Matisse (1958–d. 1976); his widow, Marie Matisse (1976–79; sold in April 1979 to P. Matisse); Pierre Matisse, New York (1979–d. 1989; stock no. 3254); his widow, Maria-Gaetana Matisse, née von Spreti, New York (1989–d. 2001); Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Foundation (2002; gift to MMA)
Albi. Musée Toulouse-Lautrec. "Exposition Henri Matisse, 1869–1954: Peintures, dessins, gouaches, sculptures, gravures," July 11–September 15, 1961, no. 122 [probably this cast].
Paris. Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou. "Henri Matisse: Dessins et sculpture," May 29–September 7, 1975, no. 195.
Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels. "Henri Matisse: Dessins et sculpture/ Tekeningen en sculpturen," September 27–October 26, 1975, no. 187.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Selections from The Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Collection, Part 2," September 28, 2004–January 30, 2005, no catalogue.
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. 43.
Claude Duthuit with Wanda de Guébriant. Henri Matisse: Catalogue Raisonné de l'oeuvre sculpté. Paris, 1997, pp. 320–21, 342, 357, no. 42, ill. pp. 114–17.
Magdalena Dabrowski inThe American Matisse: The Dealer, His Artists, His Collection. The Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Collection. New York, 2009, pp. 89, 159, ill. (color).