Inscription: Signed, dated, and inscribed (lower left): (Claude)/ H. Matisse/ Oct – 50
Pierre Matisse, New York (until d. 1989; probably acquired from the artist's estate); 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. "Henri Matisse: Drawings, Sculpture," January 1959, no. 23 [possibly this work].
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Nudes: Drawings by Sculptors," October 20, 2014–January 25, 2015, no catalogue.
Magdalena Dabrowski inThe American Matisse: The Dealer, His Artists, His Collection. The Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Collection. New York, 2009, pp. 112, 163, ill. (color).