Landscape, Nice

Henri Matisse (French, Le Cateau-Cambrésis 1869–1954 Nice)

Oil on canvas board
13 × 16 in. (33 × 40.6 cm)
Credit Line:
Bequest of Scofield Thayer, 1982
Accession Number:
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2011 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Signed (lower left): Henri Matisse

  • Provenance

    [Bernheim Jeune, Paris, 1919; stock no. 21625; purchased from the artist on June 23, 1919; on consignment to Vildrac; paid Fr 3,000 on January 13, 1920 by Vildrac]; [Galerie Vildrac, Paris, 1919; on consignment to Leicester Galleries; paid Fr 3,250 in January 1920 by Leicester Galleries]; [Leicester Galleries, London, 1919; sold in November 1919, for £131.25, to Davis]; [Brandon Davis, South Africa and London, 1919–23; on consignment to Leicester Galleries; sold on July 26, 1923, for $500, to Thayer]; Scofield Thayer, New York (1923–d. 1982; on view at the Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Mass., as part of the Dial Collection, 1931–82; his bequest to MMA)

  • Exhibition History

    London. Leicester Galleries. "Exhibition of Pictures by Henri-Matisse and Sculpture by Maillol," November 15–December 15,1919, no. 3 (as "Dans la campagne de Nice").

    New York. Montross Gallery. "Original Paintings, Drawings, and Engravings being Exhibited with the Dial Folio 'Living Art'," January 26–February 14, 1924, unnumbered checklist (as "Dans la Campagne de Nice").

    Worcester Art Museum. "Exhibition of the Dial Collection of Paintings, Engravings, and Drawings by Contemporary Artists," March 5–30, 1924, no. 20 (as "Dans la campagne de Nice").

    Northampton, Mass.. Hillyer Art Gallery, Smith College. "The Dial Collection," spring 1924, no catalogue.

    New York. The Museum of Modern Art. "Henri Matisse: Retrospective Exhibition," November 3–December 6, 1931, no. 42 (as "Landscape, Nice").

    Cambridge, Mass.. Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University. "Matisse: A Museum Course Exhibition," May 9–June 8, 1955, no. 6 (as "Dans la campagne de Nice," lent anonymously through the Worcester Art Museum).

    Worcester Art Museum. "The Dial and the Dial Collection," April 30–September 8, 1959, no. 63 (as "Landscape, Nice").

    Worcester Art Museum. "'The Dial': Arts and Letters in the 1920s," March 7–May 10, 1981, no. 86 (as "In the Country around Nice").

  • References

    "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 80 (February 1926), ill. opp. p. 89 (color).

    A[lfred]. H. B[arr]., Jr. Henri Matisse: Retrospective Exhibition. Exh. cat., The Museum of Modern Art. New York, 1931, p. 49, no. 42.

    Alfred H. Barr, Jr. Matisse: His Art and His Public. New York, 1951, p. 559.

    Louisa Dresser in The Dial and the Dial Collection. Exh. cat., Worcester Art Museum. Worcester, Mass., 1959, p. 80, no. 63.

    Loring Holmes-Dodd. "Dial Magazine Has Long History." Worcester Evening Gazette (May 13, 1959), ill.

    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, 1986, p. 273 n. 60.

    Guy-Patrice and Michel Dauberville. Matisse: Henri Matisse chez Bernheim-Jeune. Paris, 1995, vol. 1, pp. 700–701; vol. 2, pp. 796–97, no. 332.

    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).

  • See also