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Tree

Artist:
Henri Matisse (French, Le Cateau-Cambrésis 1869–1954 Nice)
Date:
1951
Medium:
Brush and black ink, white gouache, and charcoal on tan paper mounted on canvas
Dimensions:
70 x 60 in. (177.8 x 152.4 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
The Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Collection, 2002
Accession Number:
2002.456.48
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2016 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
Inscription: Signed and dated (Iower right): H MATISSE/ Dec. 51
the artist (1951–d. 1954; his estate, Paris, 1955–ca. 1958; to P. Matisse); Pierre Matisse, New York (probably 1958–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)

Paris. Galerie Maeght. "Dessins récents de Henri Matisse," 1952, no catalogue.

Kunsthalle Bern. "Henri Matisse, 1950–1954: Les grandes gouaches découpées," July 25–September 20, 1959, no. 31 or 32 [probably this work].

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. "Henri Matisse, 1950–1954: Les grandes gouaches découpées," April 29–June 20, 1960, no. 35 or 36 [probably this work].

Paris. Grand Palais. "Henri Matisse: Exposition du centenaire," April 21–September 21, 1970, no. 211B.

Copenhagen. Statens Museum for Kunst. "Matisse: En retrospektiv udstilling," October 10–November 29, 1970, no. 97.

Baltimore Museum of Art. "Matisse as a Draughtsman," January 12–February 21, 1971, no. 77.

San Francisco. California Palace of the Legion of Honor. "Matisse as a Draughtsman," March 20–May 9, 1971, no. 77.

Art Institute of Chicago. "Matisse as a Draughtsman," May 26–July 10, 1971, no. 77.

Marseilles. Musée Cantini. "130 Dessins de Matisse," June–September 1974, no. 108.

Paris. Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou. "Henri Matisse: Dessins et sculpture," May 29–September 7, 1975, no. 156.

Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels. "Henri Matisse: Dessins et sculpture/ Tekeningen en sculpturen," September 27–October 26, 1975, no. 149.

Rome. Académie de France, Villa Medici. "Henri Matisse," November 23, 1978–January 28, 1979, no. 33.

London. Hayward Gallery. "The Sculpture and Drawings of Henri Matisse," October 4, 1984–January 6, 1985, no. 151.

Museum of Modern Art, New York. "The Drawings of Henri Matisse," February 27–May 14, 1985, no. 151.

Venice. Museo Correr. "Henri Matisse: Matisse et l'Italie," May 30–October 18, 1987, no. D123.

Andros. Museum of Modern Art, Basil and Elise Goulandris Foundation. "Henri Matisse," July 3–September 30, 1988, unnumbered cat. (p. 40).

Saint-Paul-de-Vence. Fondation Maeght. "L'oeuvre ultime: De Cézanne à Dubuffet," July 4–October 4, 1989, no. 51.

Florence. Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Museo Mediceo. "Matisse e Tériade," September 20–December 8, 1996, no. 120.

Le Cateau–Cambrésis. Musée Matisse. "Matisse e Tériade," December 14, 1996–March 2, 1997, no. 120.

New York. Yoshi Gallery. "Matisse and Tériade: Collaborative Works by the Artist and Art Publisher, from Verve (1937–1960) and Lettres portugaises, 1946," May 1–June 28, 1997, no. 120.

Paris. Institut du Monde Arabe. "Le Maroc de Matisse," October 19, 1999–January 30, 2000, no. 91.

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.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Selections from The Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Collection, Part 3," February 15–June 26, 2005, no catalogue.

Paris. Mona Bismarck Foundation. "Pierre Matisse, passeur passionné: Un marchand d'art et ses artistes," October 20, 2005–January 14, 2006, unnumbered cat. (p. 155).

London. Tate Modern. "Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs," April 17–September 7, 2014, no. 92.

Henri Matisse and Louis Aragon. Dessins, thèmes et variations; précédés de "Matisse-en-France" par Aragon. Paris, 1943, pp. 25–26, discusses drawings of trees by Matisse in general.

Pierre Reverdy and Georges Duthuit. "Dernières oeuvres de Matisse, 1950-1954." Verve 9 (1958), p. 118, ill.

Georges Duthuit. Le feu des signes. Geneva, 1962, pp. 215, 225, ill.

Pierre Volboudt. "La ligne à la recherche de la forme." XXe siècle (1970), p. 111, ill.

Michel Conol Lacoste. "A Henri Matisse: Les éblouissements raisonnés du peintre." Le Monde (April 23, 1970), p. 17.

[Louis] Aragon. Henri Matisse: A Novel. [French ed., 1971]. New York, 1972, vol. 1, pp. 109–10; vol. 2, ill. p. 235.

André Fermigier. "Une exposition à la Villa Medicis: Matisse à Rome." Le Monde (January 4, 1979), p. 11.

Kazuo Anazawa. Machisu ten/Matisse. Exh. cat., National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo. Tokyo, 1981, p. 14, ill.

Pierre Schneider. Matisse. New York, 1984, p. 600, ill.

John Daxland. "Magnificent Matisse Drawings." Daily News (May 12, 1985), p. M22.

Anne Baldassari in Matisse: Oeuvres de Henri Matisse. Exh. cat., Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou. Paris, 1989, pp. 306–11, ill., discusses trees by Matisse in general.

Jack Cowart in Matisse in Morocco: The Paintings and Drawings, 1912–1913. Exh. cat., National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. Washington, 1990, pp. 148–49, fig. 88.

Isabelle Monod-Fontaine et al. Dation Pierre Matisse. Exh. cat., Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou. Paris, 1992, p. 64, ill. p. 66.

Casimiro Di Crescenzo. Matisse and Tériade: Collaborative Works by the Artist and Art Publisher, from Verve (1937-1960) and Lettres portugaises, 1946. Exh. cat., Yoshi Gallery. New York, 1997, p. 139, ill.

Jack Cowart et al. Matisse au Maroc: Peintures et dessins, 1912-1913. Paris, 1999, p. 134, fig. 88.

Pierre Schneider. Matisse. Rev. ed. (English ed., 1984). Paris, 2002, p. 600, ill.

Dominique Szymusiak. Matisse et l'arbre. Exh. cat., Musée Matisse. Le Cateau-Cambrésis, 2003, p. 146.

Anne Coron and Dominique Szymusiak. La donation Alice Tériade: La collection d'un éditeur d'art–Matisse, Picasso, Chagall, Rouault, Giacometti, Miró, Laurens, Léger... Exh. cat., Musée Matisse. Le Cateau-Cambrésis, 2008, pp. 24–28, ill.

Magdalena Dabrowski in The American Matisse: The Dealer, His Artists, His Collection. The Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Collection. New York, 2009, pp. 112–114, 163, ill. (color).



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