Exhibitions/ Art Object

Reclining Male Nude

Artist:
Henri Matisse (French, Le Cateau-Cambrésis 1869–1954 Nice)
Date:
ca. 1907
Medium:
Graphite on paper
Dimensions:
9 1/4 x 12 1/8 in. (23.5 x 30.8 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1949
Accession Number:
49.70.11
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2016 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
Inscription: Signed (lower left): Henri-Matisse
the artist (until 1908 or 1910; possibly on consignment with Paul Cassirer, Berlin; shipped through Edward Steichen in 1908 or 1910 to Stieglitz); Alfred Stieglitz, New York (1908 or 1910–d. 1946; his estate, 1946–49; gift to MMA)

Berlin. Secession. "XIV. Ausstellung, Zeichnende Künste," December 1907, nos. 254–61 [possibly one of eight untitled drawings].

New York. 291. "An Exhibition of Drawings, Lithographs, Watercolors, and Etchings by M. Henri Matisse, of Paris," April 6–27, 1908, no catalogue (works selected by Edward Steichen) [possibly this work].

New York. The Little Gallery at "291". "Exhibition of Drawings and Photographs of Paintings by Henri Matisse," February 23–March 8, 1910, no catalogue.

Philadelphia. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. "Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings by Representative Modern Masters," April 17–May 9, 1920 (one of seven untitled drawings lent by Stieglitz, either no. 153, 154, 155, 158, or 159).

Philadelphia Museum of Art. "History of an American, Alfred Stieglitz: '291' and After, Selections from the Stieglitz Collection," July 1–November 1, 1944, no. 52.

Museum of Modern Art, New York. "Alfred Stieglitz Exhibition: His Collection," June 10–August 31, 1947, no catalogue (checklist no. 70) [probably this work].

Art Institute of Chicago. "Alfred Stieglitz: His Photographs and His Collection," February 2–29, 1948, extended to March 7, 1948, no catalogue (checklist no. 47.70).

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings from the Alfred Stieglitz Collection," September 9–November 12, 1967, no catalogue (unnumbered checklist).

Paris. Musée du Louvre. "Dessins Français du Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, de David à Picasso," October 25, 1973–January 7, 1974, no. 11.

Paris. Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou. "Henri Matisse: Dessins et sculpture," May 29–September 7, 1975, no. 34.

Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels. "Henri Matisse: Dessins et sculpture/ Tekeningen en sculpturen," September 27–October 26, 1975.

London. Hayward Gallery. "The Sculpture and Drawings of Henri Matisse," October 4, 1984–January 6, 1985, no. 20.

Museum of Modern Art, New York. "The Drawings of Henri Matisse," February 27–May 14, 1985, no. 20.

Saarland Museum Saarbrücken. "Henri Matise: Zeichnungen und Skulpturen," May 12–July 7, 1991, not in catalogue.

Paris. Centre Georges Pompidou. "Henri Matisse 1904–1917," February 25–June 21, 1993 (p. 93).

Melbourne. National Gallery of Victoria. "Matisse," July 19–September 3, 1995, no. 54.

L'Annonciade, Musée de Saint-Tropez. "Henri Matisse: Émerveillement pour le Sud," July 10–October 11, 2004, no. 35.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Stieglitz and His Artists: Matisse to O'Keeffe," October 13, 2011–January 2, 2012, no. 11.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Nudes: Drawings by Sculptors," October 20, 2014–January 25, 2015, no catalogue.

"Henri Matisse at the Little Galleries." Camera Work no. 23 (July 1908), p. 11.

James Huneker. "Review of Matisse exhibition at 291." New York Sun (1908), reprinted in "Camera Work" (July 1908), p. 12.

Alfred Stieglitz, ed. "Photo-Secession Notes." Camera Work no. 30 (April 1910), pp. 47-53.

Mather. "Review of 'Exhibition of Drawings, and Photographs of Paintings by Henri Matisse'." New York Evening Post (March 1910).

Alfred Stieglitz, ed. "Plates: From the Drawings Exhibited at the Matisse Exhibition, Photo-Secession Gallery, March 1910." Camera Work no. 32 (October 1910), p. 31, pl. 2.

James Huneker. "Review of 'Exhibition of Drawings, and Photographs of Paintings by Henri Matisse'." New York Sun (1910), reprinted in "Camera Work," no. 30 (April 1910), pp. 48-49.

Florence N. Levy. "Modern Masters at the Pennsylvania Academy." International Studio 71 (August 1920), p. XXXIII.

George Heard Hamilton. "The Alfred Stieglitz Collection." Metropolitan Museum Journal 3 (1970), p. 379.

Stephen Longstreet. The Drawings of Matisse. Alhambra, Calif., 1973, unpaginated, ill.

Donald E. Gordon. Modern Art Exhibitions, 1900–1916: Selected Catalogue Documentation. Vol. 2, Munich, 1974, p. 235.

John H. Cauman. "Matisse and America, 1905–1933." PhD diss., City University of New York, 2000, vol. 1, p. 117 n. 46, fig. 1.45.

Sabine Rewald in Stieglitz and His Artists: Matisse to O'Keeffe. Ed. Lisa Mintz Messinger. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2011, pp. 37–38, 245, no. 11, ill. (color).



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