G. J. Gros. "Henri Matisse." Cahiers d'art 2, nos. 7–8 (1927), ill. p. 274, dates it 1927.
Florent Fels. Henri-Matisse. Paris, 1929, ill. p. 43 (color), as "Odalisque sur fond rouge".
"The Art Market." Creative Art 7 (November 1930), ill. p. sup-66, locates it at the Valentine Gallery.
R[iichiro]. Kawashima. Matisse. Tokyo, 1936, unpaginated, ill. (color), dates it 1928.
Harry B. Wehle. "A Loan of Paintings." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 31 (October 1936), p. 209, notes that this work is currently on view in the MMA galleries, lent by an anonymous collector.
"Three French Artists." New York Times (November 29, 1936), p. X9 [possibly this painting].
Masterpieces from the Collection of Adelaide Milton de Groot. Exh. cat., Perls Galleries, New York. 1958, unpaginated, no. 15, ill., dates it 1923.
James Thrall Soby. "Genesis of a Collection." Art in America 49, no. 1 (1961), p. 69, states that in 1931 and 1932 he bought a total of seven Matisses from the 1920s, often trading one for another, and eventually selling them all, adding "sometimes I regret having sold the Matisses".
Henri Matisse. Exh. cat., Acquavella Galleries, Inc. New York, 1973, unpaginated, no. 30, ill. (color), dates it 1923.
Thomas Schlotterback. 5000 Years of Art: An Exhibition from the Collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exh. cat., Whatcom Museum of History and Art. Bellingham, Wash., 1976, p. 105, no. 77, ill., dates it about 1924.
Guy-Patrice and Michel Dauberville. Matisse: Henri Matisse chez Bernheim-Jeune. Paris, 1995, vol. 2, pp. 1282–83, no. 680, ill., as "Odalisque couchée, draperie losange, les deux bras sous la tête"; note that it was photographed by Bernheim-Jeune in October 1927.
Isabelle Monod-Fontaine in Le Maroc de Matisse. Exh. cat., Institut du Monde Arabe. [Paris], 1999, pp. 136–37, no. 56, ill. (color), dates it 1926–27.
Pierre Schneider. Matisse. Rev. ed. (English ed., 1984). Paris, 2002, p. 527, as "Odalisque," 1923.
Kathleen Brunner in Matisse, His Art and His Textiles: The Fabric of Dreams. Exh. cat., Musée Matisse, Le Cateau-Cambrésis. London, 2004, p. 184, no. 23, ill. p. 113 (color).
Maria del Mar Villafranca Jiménez in Matisse and the Alhambra, 1910–2010. Exh. cat., The Alhambra, Palace of Charles V. [Granada], 2010, pp. 120–21, 240, no. 22, ill. (color).
Isabelle Monod-Fontaine in Matisse: In Search of True Painting. Ed. Dorthe Aagesen and Rebecca Rabinow. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2012, pp. 131–32, 134, 191 n. 3, no. 49, ill. (color), lists it among a series of at least four other odalisques with similar motifs, including "Odalisque in Gray Harem Pants" (1926–27; Musée de l'Orangerie, Paris), "Odalisque with Green Sash" (1926; Baltimore Museum of Art), "Reclining Odalisque, Green Harem Pants, Blue Sash" (1927; Henry Ford II Collection), and "Reclining Nude Seen from the Back" (1927; private collection).
Christel Hollevoet-Force and Mary Chan in Matisse: In Search of True Painting. Ed. Dorthe Aagesen and Rebecca Rabinow. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2012, p. 218.
Maria Luisa Pacelli et al. Matisse, la figura. La forza della linea, l'emozione del colore. Exh. cat., Palazzo dei Diamanti. Ferrara, 2014, p. 151, no. 44, ill. p. 159 (color).