"The Art of Matisse: A Painter of Life Itself." Times (November 18, 1919), p. 15.
"Henri-Matisse." Burlington Magazine 35 (December 1919), p. 281.
Dial 81 (October 1926), ill. opp. p. 269 (color), as "La Promenade".
A[lfred]. H. B[arr]., Jr. Henri Matisse: Retrospective Exhibition. Exh. cat., Museum of Modern Art, New York. New York, 1931, p. 49, no. 41, dates it 1917–18.
Alfred H. Barr, Jr. Matisse: His Art and His Public. New York, 1951, p. 559, dates it about 1920.
Louisa Dresser in The Dial and the Dial Collection. Exh. cat., Worcester Art Museum. Worcester, Mass., 1959, pp. 79–80, no. 62, notes that a label on the back of this picture indicates that it was exhibited in Exh. London 1919; lists Brandon Davis in the provenance.
Margrit Hahnloser-Ingold in Jack Cowart and Dominique Fourcade. Henri Matisse: The Early Years in Nice, 1916–1930. Exh. cat., National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. Washington, 1986, p. 273 n. 60, indicates that Thayer purchased this picture from the Leicester Galleries.
Guy-Patrice and Michel Dauberville. Matisse: Henri Matisse chez Bernheim-Jeune. Paris, 1995, vol. 1, pp. 700–701; vol. 2, pp. 776–77, no. 314, ill., call it "La promenade, paysage provençal" and note that it was photographed by Bernheim-Jeune in July 1919; state that Bernheim-Jeune purchased it from Matisse in 1919 and sold it to Mme Vildrac in 1920.
Rémi Labrusse. "Matisse's Second Visit to London and His Collaboration with the 'Ballets Russes'." Burlington Magazine 139 (September 1997), p. 598 n. 53 (possibly this painting), quotes from a [November 15, 1919] letter in which Matisse describes meeting a gentleman [Brandon Davis?] at the Leicester Galleries exhibition who had purchased four small Nice landscapes and one figure before the exhibition opened, and who then proceeded to buy another Nice landscape and a head of Lorette.