Description & Technical information



Date:  1952
Period:  20th century
Origin:  France
Medium: Bronze with dark brown patina
Signature: Signed with initials and numered on the top of the base: H.M.3 and stamped with foundry mark on the back of the base: C.VALSUANI CIRE PERDUE

Dimensions: 30.3 x 13 x 8 cm (11⁷/₈ x 5¹/₈ x 3¹/₈ inches)
Provenance: Pierre Matisse, New-York.
Pierre-Noël Matisse, Paris.

Literature: Alicia Legg, The sculpture of Matisse, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1972, other cast illustrated.
Antonina Nikolaevna Izergina, Henri Matisse : peintures et sculptures dans les musées soviétiques, Editions d'art Aurore, Léningrad, 1978, other cast illustrated under the n°58, p.188.
Isabelle Monod-Fontaine, The Sculpture of Henri Matisse, Thames & Hudson, London, 1984, other cast illustrated under the n°35, p.146.
Pierre Schneider, Henri Matisse. Matisse et l'Italie, Arnoldo Mondadori Editore, Milan, 1987, other cast illustrated p.181.
Claude Duthuit and Wanda de Guébriant, Matisse : Catalogue Raisonné de l'oeuvre sculpté, Paris, 1997, illustrated under the n°43, p.118, other
casts illustrated p.119 and p.121.
Martine Soria, Matisse, exhibition catalogue, IVAM, Valence, 2003, illustrated in color p.172-173.
Xavier Girard, Matisse, une splendeur inouïe, Gallimard, Paris, 2008, other cast illustrated p.60.
Ellen McBreen, Matisse's sculpture. The Pinup and the Primitive, Yale  University Press, Connecticut, 2014, other cast illustrated under the n°153, p.155.

Exhibitions: 

Matisse, Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, October 21st 2003 - January 11th 2004.



Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints