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 inReg 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).