Inscription: Signed, dated, and inscribed (lower left): Laversine 993; (lower center): Mirotopos no VI; (lower right): ROUAN
the artist (probably to Maria-Gaetana Matisse); Maria-Gaetana Matisse, née von Spreti, New York (until d. 2001); Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Foundation (2002; gift to MMA)
"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).