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Bust from the "Musée imaginaire" series

Artist:
Reg Butler (British, 1913–1981)
Date:
1963; this cast 1966
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
3 3/4 x 1 7/16 x 1 5/8 in. (9.5 x 3.6 x 4.1 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Collection, 2002
Accession Number:
2002.456.152
Not on view
Inscription: Stamped into wax (on back of base, proper right): RB [in circle]
Pierre Matisse, New York (1967–d. 1989; cast ordered by PM, completed in November 1967); his widow, Maria-Gaetana Matisse, née von Spreti, New York (1989–d. 2001); Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Foundation (2002; gift to MMA)

Reg Butler, Sculpture and Drawings. Exh. cat., Hanover Gallery. London, 1963, no. 16, ill. (not this cast).

Richard Calvocoressi in Reg Butler. Exh. cat., Tate Gallery. London, 1983, p. 68, no. 63, ill. (not this cast).

Sculpture in the Pierre Matisse Gallery Collection: Butler, Giacometti, Ipoustegy, Marini, Mason, Miró, Riopelle, Roszak. Exh. cat., Pierre Matisse Gallery. New York, 1983, p. 7, ill. (not this cast).

"Departmental Accessions." The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Annual Report for the Year 2003–2004 (November 9, 2004), p. 20, as "Portrait Sur Socle" by an unknown artist.

Margaret Garlake. The Sculpture of Reg Butler. Hertfordshire, UK., 2006, pp. 18–19, 162, 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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