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Seated Nude Asleep

Artist:
Henri Matisse (French, Le Cateau-Cambrésis 1869–1954 Nice)
Date:
1906
Medium:
Ink, over graphite, on paper
Dimensions:
18 1/4 x 14 7/8 in. (46.4 x 37.8 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection, 1998
Accession Number:
1999.363.39
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2017 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
Inscription: Signed (bottom center): hm
Auguste Clot, Paris (1906–d. 1936); his heirs, Paris (1936–79; sold in 1979); [E. V. Thaw & Co., Inc. and Stephen Hahn, New York, 1979; sold on May 15, 1979 to Gelman]; Jacques and Natasha Gelman, Mexico City and New York (1979–his d. 1986); Natasha Gelman, Mexico City and New York (1986–d. 1998; her bequest to MMA)

London. Hayward Gallery. "The Sculpture and Drawings of Henri Matisse," October 4, 1984–January 6, 1985, no. 15 (as "Seated Nude," lent by a private collection).

Museum of Modern Art, New York. "The Drawings of Henri Matisse," February 27–May 14, 1985, no. 15.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Twentieth-Century Modern Masters: The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection," December 12, 1989–April 1, 1990, unnumbered cat. (p. 85).

London. Royal Academy of Arts. "Twentieth-Century Modern Masters: The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection," April 19–July 15, 1990, unnumbered cat.

Martigny. Fondation Pierre Gianadda. "De Matisse à Picasso: Collection Jacques et Natasha Gelman," June 18–November 1, 1994, unnumbered cat. (p. 109).

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," October 4, 2005–January 9, 2006.

Magdalena Dabrowski in John Elderfield. The Drawings of Henri Matisse. Exh. cat., Hayward Gallery. London, 1984, pp. 254–55, no. 15, ill. p. 148.

John Elderfield. The Drawings of Henri Matisse. Exh. cat., Hayward Gallery. London, 1984, p. 41.

Pierre Schneider in Twentieth-Century Modern Masters: The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection. Ed. William S. Lieberman. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1989, p. 28.

Sabine Rewald in Twentieth-Century Modern Masters: The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection. Ed. William S. Lieberman. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1989, pp. 84–86, 303, ill. (color and bw).

Pierre Schneider. Matisse. Rev. ed. (English ed., 1984). Paris, 2002, ill. p. 212, calls it "Nu de profil" and erroneously locates it still in the Gelman collection.



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