From the time she was a toddler until her 1923 marriage to the Byzantine scholar Georges Duthuit, Marguerite Matisse was her father's most frequent model. After his death, Marguerite devoted herself to the organization of Matisse's archives and the cataloguing of his work.
the artist (1918–d. 1954; his estate, 1955); his widow, Amélie Matisse (1955–d. 1958; her estate, 1958–60; in 1960 to P. Matisse); Pierre Matisse, New York (1960–d. 1989); his widow, Maria-Gaetana Matisse, née von Spreti, New York (1989–d. 2001); Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Foundation (2002; gift to MMA)
National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. "Henri Matisse: The Early Years in Nice, 1916–1930," November 2, 1986–March 29, 1987, no. 45.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Collection," May 18, 2004–June 26, 2005, no catalogue.
Baltimore Museum of Art. "Matisse's Marguerite: Model Daughter," September 18, 2013–January 19, 2014, no catalogue.
New York. The Met Breuer. "Kerry James Marshall Selects: Works from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," October 25, 2016–January 29, 2017, no catalogue (p. 266 in "Kerry James Marshall: Mastry" exhibition catalogue).
John Elderfield. Pleasuring Painting: Matisse's Feminine Representations. New York, 1995, pp. 41, 64, fig. 36, ill. p. 42.
Pierre Schneider. Matisse. Rev. ed. (English ed., 1984). Paris, 2002, p. 520 n. 6.
Sabine Rewald in "Recent Acquisitions: A Selection, 2002–2003." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 61 (Fall 2003), p. 42, ill.
William S. Lieberman in "Selections from the Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Collection." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 61 (Spring 2004), pp. 32–33.
Holland Cotter. "Matisse the Son, Illuminating His Father's Legacy." New York Times (2004), p. E28.
Louise Nicholson. "A Man of Infinite Taste: The Met has Bagged a Major Treasure in the Pierre Matisse Collection." Apollo 160 (October 2004), p. 85, ill.
Sabine Rewald. The American Matisse: The Dealer, His Artists, His Collection. The Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Collection. New York, 2009, pp. 98–100, 161, ill. (color).