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Pansies

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

Date:
ca. 1903
Medium:
Oil on paper mounted on wood
Dimensions:
19 1/4 x 17 3/4 in. (48.9 x 45.1cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Bequest of Joan Whitney Payson, 1975
Accession Number:
1976.201.22
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2011 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Signed (lower left): H. Matisse

  • Provenance

    Sainsère collection, Paris (Mme Olivier Sainsère, possibly with her husband, until her d. 1947); presumably Sainsère heirs (until 1960; deposited with Durand-Ruel); [Durand-Ruel, Paris, 1960; sold on June 14, 1960 to Payson]; Mrs. Charles Shipman (Joan Whitney) Payson, New York and Manhasset (1960–d. 1975; her bequest to MMA)

  • Exhibition History

    Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale. "20th Century Flower Painting," February 1–March 31, 1991, no catalogue.

    Roslyn Harbor, N. Y.. Nassau County Museum of Art. "An Ode to Gardens and Flowers," May 10–August 9, 1992, unnumbered cat. (p. 39; as "Pansies on a Table").

    Le Cateau-Cambrésis. Musée Matisse. "Matisse, His Art and His Textiles: The Fabric of Dreams," October 23, 2004–January 25, 2005, no. 16.

    London. Royal Academy of Arts. "Matisse, His Art and His Textiles: The Fabric of Dreams," March 5–May 30, 2005, no. 16.

    New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Matisse, His Art and His Textiles: The Fabric of Dreams," June 23–September 25, 2005, no. 16.

    Basel. Fondation Beyeler. "Henri Matisse: Figure, couleur, espace," March 19–July 9, 2006, no. 56.

    Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. "The Masterpieces of French Painting from The Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1800-1920," February 4–May 6, 2007, no. 129.

    Berlin. Neue Nationalgalerie. "Französische Meisterwerke des 19. Jahrhunderts aus dem Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York," June 1–October 7, 2007, unnumbered cat. (p. 253; as "Stiefmütterchen in einem Glas [Pensées dans un verre]," 1903 [?]).

  • References

    Gary Tinterow et al. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Vol. 8, Modern Europe. New York, 1987, p. 104, colorpl. 80.

    Pierre Schneider. Matisse. rev. ed. [English ed., 1984]. Paris, 2002, ill. p. 397.

    Ann Dumas in Matisse: His Art and His Textiles: The Fabric of Dreams. Exh. cat., Musée Matisse, Le Cateau-Cambrésis. London, 2004, pp. 182–83, no. 16, ill. p. 95 (color).

    Ernst Beyeler and Christoph Vitali et al. Henri Matisse: Figure, couleur, espace. Exh. cat., Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf. Basel, 2006, p. 185, no. 56, ill. p. 96 (color).

    Sabine Rewald in Masterpieces of European Painting, 1800–1920, in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2007, pp. 198, 276, no. 183, ill. (color and bw).

    Sabine Rewald in The Masterpieces of French Painting from The Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1800–1920. Exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. New York, 2007, pp. 172–73, 233, no. 129, ill. (color and bw, overall and detail).

    Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale. Sotheby's, London. June 25, 2008, p. 125, fig. 4 (color), under no. 37.

  • See also
481487

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