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Girl on a Round Base

Artist:
Reg Butler (British, 1913–1981)
Date:
1964
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
18 x 22 x 22 in. (45.7 x 55.9 x 55.9 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Collection, 2002
Accession Number:
2002.456.110
Not on view
Inscription: Stamped (on base, behind feet): RB [in circle]; 8/ 8 215

Marking: Stamped (on base, foundry mark): CIRE/ C. VALSUANI/ PERDUE [in rectangle]
the artist (cast ordered by RB in March 1969; sold ca. 1971/72 to Matisse); Pierre Matisse, New York (ca. 1971/72–d. 1989; stock no. 8016); 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. Pierpont Morgan Library. "Pierre Matisse and His Artists," February 14–May 19, 2002, no. 52 [misidentified as "Girl on a Wheel," 1959].

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Collection," May 18, 2004–June 26, 2005, no catalogue (on view through January 30,2005).

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Nudes: Drawings by Sculptors," October 20, 2014–January 25, 2015, no catalogue.

Richard Calvocoressi in Reg Butler. Exh. cat., Tate Gallery. London, 1983, pp. 12–13, no. 64, ill. p. 69 (not this cast)].

Reg Butler, 1913–1981: Musée imaginaire; Bronzes Middle and Late Period. Exh. cat., Gimpel Fils Ltd. London, 1986 [not this cast].

Sabine Rewald in "Selections from the Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Collection." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 61 (Spring 2004), pp. 52–53, ill.

Sabine Rewald. The American Matisse: The Dealer, His Artists, His Collection. The Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Collection. New York, 2009, pp. 35–36, 150, ill. (color).



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