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Nude Resting on One Arm

Artist:
Henri Matisse (French, Le Cateau-Cambrésis 1869–1954 Nice)
Date:
1901–3
Medium:
Ink on paper
Dimensions:
8 x 10 3/8 in. (20.3 x 26.4 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1949
Accession Number:
49.70.10
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2016 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
Inscription: Signed (lower right): Henri Matisse
the artist (until 1908; possibly on consignment with Paul Cassirer, Berlin; shipped through Edward Steichen to Stieglitz); Alfred Stieglitz, New York (1908–d. 1946; his estate, 1946–49; gift to MMA)

Berlin. Secession. "XIV. Ausstellung, Zeichnende Künste," December 1907, nos. 254–61 [probably one of eight untitled drawings].

New York. 291. "An Exhibition of Drawings, Lithographs, Watercolors, and Etchings by M. Henri Matisse, of Paris," April 6–27, 1908, no catalogue (works selected by Edward Steichen).

New York. The Little Gallery at "291". "Exhibition of Drawings and Photographs of Paintings by Henri Matisse," February 23–March 8, 1910, no catalogue.

Philadelphia. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. "Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings by Representative Modern Masters," April 17–May 9, 1920 (one of seven untitled drawings lent by Stieglitz, either no. 153, 154, 155, 158, or 159).

New York. An American Place. "Beginnings and Landmarks: "291," 1905–1917," October 27–December 27, 1937, no. 33 (as "Pen and Ink Drawing," 1907).

Philadelphia Museum of Art. "History of an American, Alfred Stieglitz: '291' and After, Selections from the Stieglitz Collection," July 1–November 1, 1944, no. 57 (as "Nude, Semi-Abstract," 1912).

Museum of Modern Art, New York. "Alfred Stieglitz Exhibition: His Collection," June 10–August 31, 1947, no catalogue (checklist no. 73; as "Nude, Semi-Abstract", 1912).

Art Institute of Chicago. "Alfred Stieglitz: His Photographs and His Collection," February 2–29, 1948, extended to March 7, 1948, no catalogue (checklist no. 47.69; as "Nude, Semi-Abstract," 1912).

Museum of Modern Art, New York. "From the Alfred Stieglitz Collection: An Extended Loan from the Metropolitan Museum of Art," May 22–August 12, 1951, no. catalogue (checklist no. E.L. 51.682; as "Seated Nude," ca. 1905; loan extended to June 9, 1958).

Museum of Modern Art, New York. "Henri Matisse," November 13, 1951–January 13, 1952, no. 106 (as "Seated Nude," ca. 1905).

Cleveland Museum of Art. "Henri Matisse," February 5–March 16, 1952, no. 106.

Art Institute of Chicago. "Henri Matisse," April 1–May 4, 1952, no. 106.

San Francisco Museum of Art. "Henri Matisse," May 22–July 6, 1952, no. 106.

Rochester, N. Y. George Eastman House. "Photo-Secession: Photography as a Fine Art," October 15, 1960–January 15, 1961, not in catalogue.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings from the Alfred Stieglitz Collection," September 9–November 12, 1967, no catalogue (unnumbered checklist; as "Female Nude").

London. Hayward Gallery. "The Sculpture and Drawings of Henri Matisse," October 4, 1984–January 6, 1985, no. 8 (as "Nude, Semi-Abstract").

Museum of Modern Art, New York. "The Drawings of Henri Matisse," February 27–May 14, 1985, no. 8.

Saarland Museum Saarbrücken. "Henri Matise: Zeichnungen und Skulpturen," May 12–July 7, 1991, no catalogue.

Melbourne. National Gallery of Victoria. "Matisse," July 19–September 3, 1995, no. 17.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Small Bronzes," September 5, 2003–March 14, 2004, no catalogue.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Stieglitz and His Artists: Matisse to O'Keeffe," October 13, 2011–January 2, 2012, no. 6.

Florence N. Levy. "Modern Masters at the Pennsylvania Academy." International Studio 71 (August 1920), p. XXXIII.

Alfred H. Barr, Jr. Matisse: His Art and His Public. New York, 1951, pp. 50, 97-98, ill., as "Nude Seated on Floor, Leaning on One Hand," before 1910.

Jean Selz. Matisse. New York, 1965, p. 6, ill., as "Nude Leaning on Her Hand".

Stephen Longstreet. The Drawings of Matisse. Alhambra, Calif., 1973, unpaginated, ill., as "Nude Semi-Abstract".

Donald E. Gordon. Modern Art Exhibitions, 1900–1916: Selected Catalogue Documentation. Vol. 2, Munich, 1974, p. 235.

Dominique Fourcade and Isabelle Monod-Fontaine. Henri Matisse: Dessins et sculpture. Exh. cat., Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou. Paris, 1975, p. 64, under no. 10, as "Nu appuyé sur la main".

John H. Cauman. "Matisse and America, 1905–1933." PhD diss., City University of New York, 2000, vol. 1, p. 57 n. 21, p. 118 n. 48, fig. 1.28, as "Nude, Semi-Abstract".

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, pp. 33, 243–44, no. 6, ill. (color).



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