Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Chapel of Saint Joseph, Saint-Tropez

Artist:
Henri Matisse (French, Le Cateau-Cambrésis 1869–1954 Nice)
Date:
1904
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
23 1/2 x 28 3/8 in. (59.7 x 72.1 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
The Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Collection, 2002
Accession Number:
2002.456.13
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2017 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 830
At the suggestion of the artist Paul Signac, Matisse spent mid-July through mid-October 1904 in the remote fishing town of Saint-Tropez. Among the many local sites he painted that summer is the seventeenth-century Chapel of Saint Joseph with its panoramic view of the surrounding countryside and Mediterranean Sea.
Inscription: Signed (lower right): H. Matisse
the artist (1904–d. 1954; his estate, 1955; in June 1955 to P. Matisse); Pierre Matisse, New York (1955–d. 1989); his widow, Maria-Gaetana Matisse, née von Spreti, New York (1989–d. 2001); Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Foundation (2002; gift to MMA)

Los Angeles. UCLA Art Galleries. "Henri Matisse: Retrospective 1966," January 5–February 27, 1966, no. 17.

Art Institute of Chicago. "Henri Matisse: Retrospective 1966," March 11–April 24, 1966, no. 17.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. "Henri Matisse: Retrospective 1966," May 11–June 26, 1966, no. 17.

Paris. Grand Palais. "Henri Matisse: Exposition du centenaire," April 21–September 21, 1970, no. 56.

Museum of Modern Art, New York. "Henri Matisse: A Retrospective," September 24, 1992–January 12, 1993, extended to January 19, 1993, no. 43.

Turin. Palazzo Bricherasio. "I fauves e la critica, uno scandalo annunciato," February 5–May 16, 1999, no. 15.

Musée de Lodève. "Les Fauves et la critique," May 28–September 26, 1999, no. 15.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Collection," May 18, 2004–June 26, 2005, no catalogue.

Museo Picasso Málaga. "La Colección Pierre y Maria-Gaetana Matisse en The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Nueva York," March 26–June 24, 2007, no. 21.

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Mario Luzi and Massimo Carrà. Tout l'oeuvre peint de Matisse, 1904–1928. Paris, 1982, p. 86, no. 28, ill.

Jack Flam. Matisse: The Man and His Art, 1869–1918. Ithaca, 1986, pp. 112, 114, pl. 98.

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Marina Ferretti-Bocquillon. "Matisse et le néo-impressionisme: 'Extirper tout ce que la division du ton avait dans la peu"." Henri Matisse: Èmerveillement pour le Sud. Exh. cat.Saint-Tropez, 2004, p. 34, 38–39, figs. 16, 18.

Sabine Rewald. The American Matisse: The Dealer, His Artists, His Collection. The Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Collection. New York, 2009, pp. 83–84, 158, ill. (color), reproduces a photograph of the Chapel of Saint-Joseph.



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