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Odalisque in a Moorish Chair

Artist:
Henri Matisse (French, Le Cateau-Cambrésis 1869–1954 Nice)
Date:
1928
Medium:
Graphite on paper
Dimensions:
8 7/8 x 22 1/16 in. (47.9 x 56 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Bequest of Susan Vanderpoel Clark, 1967
Accession Number:
67.155.7
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2018 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
Inscription: Signed and dated (lower right): Henri Matisse 28
[Galerie Thannhauser, Berlin, until 1930; sold on June 5, 1930 to Seligmann]; [Jacques Seligmann & Co., New York, 1930–31; stock no. M1533; sold on February 3, 1931, as "Odalisque assise," to Clark]; Stephen C. Clark, New York (1931–d. 1960; his bequest to Susan V. Clark); his widow, Susan V. Clark, New York (1960–d. 1967; her bequest to MMA)

Berlin. Galerien Thannhauser. "Henri Matisse," February 15–March 19, 1930, no. 139 (as "Odaliske auf türkischem Sessel").

Baltimore Museum of Art. "Matisse as a Draughtsman," January 12–February 21, 1971, no. 47 (as "Odalisque and Taboret").

San Francisco. California Palace of the Legion of Honor. "Matisse as a Draughtsman," March 20–May 9, 1971, no. 47.

Art Institute of Chicago. "Matisse as a Draughtsman," May 26–July 10, 1971, no. 47.

Marseilles. Musée Cantini. "130 Dessins de Matisse," June–September 1974, no. 36 (as "L'Odalisque au fauteuil turc").

London. Hayward Gallery. "The Sculpture and Drawings of Henri Matisse," October 4, 1984–January 6, 1985, no. 69 (as "Odalisque and Tabouret").

Museum of Modern Art, New York. "The Drawings of Henri Matisse," February 28–May 14, 1985, no. 69.

New York. Helen Serger / La Boetie, Inc. "Matisse, Drawings from 1915 to 1951," October 26–December 16, 1989, no. 3 (as "Odalisque et tabouret [Odalisque Reclining in a Turkish Chair]").

Nagoya City Art Museum. "Henri Matisse Retrospective, 1869–1954," August 24–September 29, 1991, no. 82 (as "Odalisque Reclining in a Moorish Chair").

Hiroshima Museum of Art. "Henri Matisse Retrospective, 1869–1954," October 5–November 4, 1991, no. 82.

Kasama City Art Museum. "Henri Matisse Retrospective, 1869–1954," November 9–December 8, 1991, no. 82.

New York Studio School. "Great French Drawing," October 20–November 14, 1993, no catalogue.

Melbourne. National Gallery of Victoria. "Matisse," July 19–September 3, 1995, no. 116 (as "Odalisque Reclining in a Moorish Chair").

Rome. Musei Capitolini. "Matisse: 'La révélation m'est venue de l'Orient'," September 20, 1997–January 20, 1998, no. 78 (as "Odalisca su di una poltrona turca").

Paris. Institut du Monde Arabe. "Le Maroc de Matisse," October 19, 1999–January 30, 2000, no. 74 (as "Odalisque au pantalon turc").

Brisbane. Queensland Art Gallery. Gallery of Modern Art. "Matisse: Drawing Life," December 3, 2011–March 4, 2012, no. 57.

Rome. Scuderie del Quirinale. "Matisse Arabesque," March 4–June 21, 2015, no. 20.

Marco Valsecchi. Disegni di Henri Matisse. Milan, 1944, pl. 9.

Victor I. Carlson. Matisse as a Draughtsman. Exh. cat., Baltimore Museum of Art. Baltimore, 1971, pp. 114–15, no. 47, ill.

Stephen Longstreet. The Drawings of Matisse. Alhambra, Calif., 1973, ill. n. p., calls it "Odalisque".

Marielle Latour, ed. 130 Dessins de Matisse. Exh. cat., Musée Cantini. [Marseilles], 1974, unpaginated, no. 36, ill.

Magdalena Dabrowski in John Elderfield. The Drawings of Henri Matisse. Exh. cat., Hayward Gallery. London, 1984, p. 267, no. 69, ill. p. 186, notes that the same Persian model depicted in this drawing also posed for Matisse in several drawings and lithographs from 1928, 1929, and 1932.

John Elderfield. The Drawings of Henri Matisse. Exh. cat., Hayward Gallery. London, 1984, p. 93.

Sarah Lees in The Clark Brothers Collect: Impressionist and Early Modern Paintings. Exh. cat., Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. Williamstown, Mass., 2006, pp. 315, 338, no. 290, fig. 305.



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