Inscription: Inscribed (in red pencil, bottom): Nono Lebasque
the artist (1908–d. 1954; his estate, 1955; probably to P. Matisse); Pierre Matisse, New York (until 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)
Magdalena Dabrowski inThe American Matisse: The Dealer, His Artists, His Collection. The Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Collection. New York, 2009, pp. 90, 159, ill. (color).