Inscription: Signed and dated (lower left): Henri Matisse / nov. 44.
the artist (1944–d. 1954; his estate); his daughter, Marguerite Duthuit, Paris; her son, Claude Duthuit, Paris (until 2001; sold in 2001 to Stanton); Ruth Stanton, New York (2001–12; her gift to MMA)
Albi. Musée Toulouse-Lautrec. "Exposition Henri Matisse (1869–1954): Peintures, dessins, gouaches, sculptures, gravures," July 11–September 15, 1961, no. 38 (as "Figure dans un fauteuil," lent by a private collection).