Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Study for "Young Sailor"

Artist:
Henri Matisse (French, Le Cateau-Cambrésis 1869–1954 Nice)
Date:
1906
Medium:
Graphite on paper
Dimensions:
8 1/4 x 7 1/4 in. (21 x 18.4 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection, 1998
Accession Number:
1999.363.40
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2018 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
Marking: Stamped (lower left): HM.
the artist (1906–d. 1954); his widow, Amélie Matisse (1954–d. 1958); their son, Pierre Matisse, New York (1958–early 1980s; his gift in the early 1980s to Gelman); Jacques and Natasha Gelman, Mexico City and New York (early 1980s–his d. 1986); Natasha Gelman, Mexico City and New York (1986–d. 1998; her bequest to MMA)

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Twentieth-Century Modern Masters: The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection," December 12, 1989–April 1, 1990, unnumbered cat. (p. 87; as "Study for 'The Young Sailor I'").

London. Royal Academy of Arts. "Twentieth-Century Modern Masters: The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection," April 19–July 15, 1990, unnumbered cat.

Museum of Modern Art, New York. "Henri Matisse: A Retrospective," September 24, 1992–January 12, 1993, extended to January 19, 1993, not in catalogue.

Martigny. Fondation Pierre Gianadda. "De Matisse à Picasso: Collection Jacques et Natasha Gelman," June 18–November 1, 1994, unnumbered cat. (p. 111).

Vienna. Albertina. "Matisse and the Fauves," September 20, 2013–January 12, 2014, no. 120 (as "Study for 'The Young Sailor I'").

Sabine Rewald in Twentieth-Century Modern Masters: The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection. Ed. William S. Lieberman. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1989, pp. 86–87, 303, ill. (color and bw).

William S. Lieberman in Twentieth-Century Modern Masters: The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection. Ed. William S. Lieberman. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1989, p. 2.

Pierre Schneider. Matisse. Rev. ed. (English ed., 1984). Paris, 2002, p. 591, ill. p. 236, calls it "Etude pour 'Marin II'" and dates it 1907; locates it still in a private collection.

Jack Flam in Matisse-Derain: Collioure 1905, un été fauve. Exh. cat., Musée départemental d'Art moderne, Céret. [Paris], 2005, no. 176, ill. p. 230 (color), calls it "Étude pour 'Marin II'".

Rebecca Rabinow and Isabelle Duvernois in Matisse: In Search of True Painting. Ed. Dorthe Aagesen and Rebecca Rabinow. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2012, pp. 37, 184 n. 8, fig. 22 (color), assert that this drawing was "likely made after 'Young Sailor I' was complete" and "anticipates changes that appear" in "Young Sailor II".

Rebecca Rabinow in Matisse. Paires et séries. Exh. cat., Centre Pompidou. Paris, 2012, pp. 39, 43 n. 4, fig. 2 (color).



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