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The Serf


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French (Cateau-Cambresis, France 1869 - 1954 Nice, France)
The Serf, 1900-1903
Sculpture
French
,
19th-20th century
Bronze
92.7 x 32.4 x 34.2 cm (36 1/2 x 12 3/4 x 13 7/16 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Alpheus Hyatt Purchasing Fund
, 1953.42
Department of Modern & Contemporary Art
,
Marks
signed: back of base: HM 10/10
inscription: French: Valsuani cast ca. 1930
inscription: front of base, French: Le Serf
inscription: back of base; left side, French: Cire - C. Valsuani - perdue
Provenance
[Curt Valentin Gallery, New York, New York], sold; to Fogg Art Museum, 1953.
Bibliography
Albert Edward Elsen, The Sculpture of Henri Matisse, Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (New York), pp. 24-40, fig. 26, 27, 32, 40, 42, 44, 45

Alfred H. Barr, Jr., Matisse: His Art and His Public, exh. cat., Museum of Modern Art, New York (New York, 1966), pp. 52, 305, repr.

Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings from the Fogg Art Museum, exh. cat., Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo, NY, 1967), cat. 35

Isabelle Monod-Fontaine, The Sculpture of Henri Matisse, exh. cat., Arts Council of Great Britain, London (London, 1984), p.9, fig 7

Jack Flam, Matisse in the Cone Collection: The Poetics of Vision, exh. cat., Baltimore Museum of Art (Baltimore, MD, 2001), pp. 31-32, fig. 7

Collection(s), Matisse Museum (Le Cateau-Cambresis, France, 2002), pp. 15, 47, 82, 84, ill.

Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture from the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, exh. cat., Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, CT, 1967)

Exhibition History
Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings from the Fogg Art Museum, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, 05/08/1967 - 06/11/1967, 35
Paintings, Drawings, Sculpture from the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, 10/12/1967 - 12/03/1967
Pioneers of Modern Sculpture, Tate Gallery, London, 07/30/1973 - 09/23/1973
Carvings, Casts, & Replicas: nineteenth-century sculpture from Europe & America in New England collections, Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury, 09/22/1994 - 12/11/1994; Rhode Island School of Design, Museum of Art, Providence, 01/26/1995 - 04/23/1995
Modern Art at Harvard, Bunkamura Museum of Art, Tokyo, 07/31/1999 - 09/26/1999; Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Kagawa, 10/09/1999 - 11/14/1999; Matsuzakaya Art Museum, Nagoya, 12/02/1999 - 12/27/1999; Oita City Museum, Oita, 01/06/2000 - 02/06/2000; Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki, Ibaraki, 02/11/2000 - 03/26/2000