Inscription: Signed and inscribed (lower right): pour Pierre Matisse/ PBonnard
the artist (1932–ca. 1937; gift to Matisse); Pierre Matisse, New York (ca. 1937–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)
New York. Pierre Matisse Gallery. "Pastels, Watercolors, Drawings," April 12–May 1, 1937, no. 1.
New York. Weyhe Gallery. "Pierre Bonnard: Drawings, Watercolors, Prints," March 3–31, 1942.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Selections from The Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Collection, Part 2," September 28, 2004–January 30, 2005, no catalogue.
Paris. Mona Bismarck Foundation. "Pierre Matisse, passeur passionné: Un marchand d'art et ses artistes," October 20, 2005–January 14, 2006, no catalogue.
Louise Nicholson. "A Man of Infinite Taste: The Met has Bagged a Major Treasure in the Pierre Matisse Collection." Apollo 160 (October 2004), p. 85.
Magdalena Dabrowski inThe American Matisse: The Dealer, His Artists, His Collection. The Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Collection. New York, 2009, pp. 32–33, 150, ill. (color).