Inscription: Signed, dated, and inscribed (lower left): Medici 976; (lower center): le jardin et le pavé de mosaïque IV; (lower right): Rouan
the artist (1976–probably 1983; probably in 1983 to Matisse); Pierre Matisse, New York (probably 1983–d. 1989; stock no. 3510); 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. "François Rouan: Paintings, Gouaches, and Drawings, 1967 to 1983," May 15–June 9, 1984, no. 8.
"Departmental Accessions." The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Annual Report for the Year 2003–2004 (November 9, 2004), p. 20.
Sabine Rewald. The American Matisse: The Dealer, His Artists, His Collection. The Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Collection. New York, 2009, pp. 132–33, 166, ill. (color).