From the time she was a toddler until her 1923 marriage to the Byzantine scholar Georges Duthuit, Marguerite Matisse was her father's most frequent model. After his death, Marguerite devoted herself to the organization of Matisse's archives and the cataloguing of his work.
Inscription: Signed (lower left): H. Matisse
the artist (1918–d. 1954; his estate, 1955); his widow, Amélie Matisse (1955–d. 1958; her estate, 1958–60; in 1960 to P. Matisse); Pierre Matisse, New York (1960–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)
National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. "Henri Matisse: The Early Years in Nice, 1916–1930," November 2, 1986–March 29, 1987, no. 45.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Collection," May 18, 2004–June 26, 2005, no catalogue.