Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Large Face (Mask)

Artist:
Henri Matisse (French, Le Cateau-Cambrésis 1869–1954 Nice)
Date:
1952
Medium:
Brush and Ink on paper
Dimensions:
27 5/8 x 27 5/8 in. (70.2 x 70.2 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
The Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Collection, 2002
Accession Number:
2002.456.49
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2017 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
Inscription: Signed (lower right): H. M.
the artist (1952–d. 1954; his estate, Paris, 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)

New York. Pierre Matisse Gallery. "Henri Matisse: Drawings, Sculpture," January 1959, no. 25 [possibly this work].

Paris. Grand Palais. "Henri Matisse: Exposition du centenaire," April 21–September 21, 1970, no. 216.

Fundación "La Caixa", Barcelona. "Europa de Postguerra, 1945–1965: Arte despues del diluvio," May 12–July 30, 1995, no. 66.

Vienna. Künstlerhaus. "Europa de Postguerra, 1945–1965: Arte despues del diluvio," September 10–December 10, 1995, no. 66.

Florence. Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Museo Mediceo. "Matisse e Tériade," September 20–December 8, 1996, no. 122.

Le Cateau–Cambrésis. Musée Matisse. "Matisse e Tériade," December 14, 1996–March 2, 1997, no. 122.

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. 20.

Rome. Musei Capitolini. "Matisse: 'La révélation m'est venue de l'Orient'," September 20, 1997–January 20, 1998, no. 196.

Musée Matisse, Nice. "Le noir et le blanc de l'automne," October 14–December 11, 2000, unnumbered cat. (p. 63).

Museo Picasso Málaga. "La Colección Pierre y Maria-Gaetana Matisse en The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Nueva York," March 26–June 24, 2007, no. 31.

Le Cateau–Cambresis. Musée Matisse. "Henri Matisse, Dessins au pinceau," October 15, 2011–February 19, 2012, unnumbered cat. (p. 143).

"Hommage à Henri Matisse, Numéro spécial de XXe siècle." XXe siècle (1970), p. 116, ill. (installation photo, the artist's studio, Nice, 1953).

Magdalena Dabrowski in The American Matisse: The Dealer, His Artists, His Collection. The Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Collection. New York, 2009, pp. 114–15, 163, ill. (color), fig. 54 (installation photo, the artist's studio, Nice, 1953).



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