Henri Matisse - Nude Woman Seated on a Table, about 1907

Henri Matisse (Le Cateau-Cambrésis, 1869 - 1954, Nice)

Nude Woman Seated on a Table, about 1907

Black pencil on white paper, 30.8 x 23.5 cm (12 1/8 x 9 1/4 in.) sheet

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Object details

Accession number

1.3.o.28

Provenance

Loaned to Isabella Stewart Gardner by the American scholar and archaeologist Thomas Whittemore (1871-1950), Boston on 7 February 1911 and officially given as a gift to her on 24 September 1923.

Marks

Inscribed (lower left, in pencil): Henri-Mattise
Inscribed (frame, label of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston): 26.11 Henri Matisse. Lent by Thomas Whittemore.

Bibliography

"Loans Recieved in 1911." Annual Report of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, vol. 36 (Boston, 1912), p. 185. (as "Three Drawings by Matisse")
Rollin van N. Hadley (ed.). Drawings: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston, 1968), p. 66.
Karen E. Haas. "Henri Matisse: 'A Magnificent Draughtsman.'" Fenway Court (1985), pp. 36-49, fig. 8. (as about 1907)
Anne McCauley in Alan Chong et al. (eds.) Eye of the Beholder: Masterpieces from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston, 2003), p. 221.
Marilyn Kushner et al. The Armory Show at 100: Modernism and Revolution. Exh. cat. (New York: New-York Historical Society, 2013), p. 386.


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