Inscription: Signed and dated (lower left): Henri-Matisse / 36
the artist (1936–d. 1954; his estate, 1954–55); his son, Pierre Matisse, New York (1955–d. 1989); his widow, Maria-Gaetana Matisse, New York (1989–99; her gift to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Matisse, His Art and His Textiles: The Fabric of Dreams," June 23–September 25, 2005, not in catalogue.
Museo Picasso Málaga. "La Colección Pierre y Maria-Gaetana Matisse en The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Nueva York," March 26–June 24, 2007, no. 28.
Lydia Delectorskaya. ...l'apparente facilité... Henri Matisse: Peintures de 1935–1939. Paris, 1986, ill. p. 206, calls it "Hélène Galitzine" and dates it November 1935–January 1936.