Two Sketches Of A Nude Girl Playing A Flute
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1928.71
People
Henri Matisse, French (Cateau-Cambresis, France 1869 - 1954 Nice, France)
Title
Two Sketches of a Nude Girl Playing a Flute
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
c. 1905-1906
Places
Creation Place: Europe, France
Culture
French
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Graphite on off-white laid paper
Dimensions
sight: 34.4 x 21 cm (13 9/16 x 8 1/4 in.)
framed: 54.6 x 39.4 x 2.2 cm (21 1/2 x 15 1/2 x 7/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: graphite, l.r.: Henri Matisse
Provenance
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kerrigan, New York, New York, gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1928.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kerrigan
Copyright
© Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Accession Year
1928
Object Number
1928.71
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Agnes Mongan and Paul J. Sachs, Drawings in the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1940), no. 734

Agnes Mongan, Great Drawings of All Time, ed. Ira Moskowitz, Shorewood Publishers Inc. (New York, 1962), cat. no. 851, n.p., repr.

Victor Carlson, Matisse as a Draughtsman, exh. cat., Baltimore Museum of Art / New York Graphic Society (Baltimore / New York, 1971), no. 9, repr.

Matisse-Derain: Collioure 1905, un été fauve, exh. cat., Gallimard (Paris, 2005), fig. 91

Ellen McBreen, Matisse's Sculpture: The Pinup and the Primitive, Yale University Press (New Haven and London, 2014), pp. 31-35, fig. 23, ill.

Henri Matisse: Le laboratoire intérieur, exh. cat., Les Éditions Hazan and Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon (Paris, 2016), p. 72, cat. 24, ill. (color)

Exhibition History

Matisse as a Draughtsman, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, 01/01/1971 - 02/28/1971; California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 03/01/1971 - 04/30/1971; The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 05/01/1971 - 06/30/1971

The Sculpture and Drawings of Henri Matisse, Tate Gallery, London, 10/03/1984 - 01/06/1985

Henri Matisse, le laboratoire intérieur, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, Lyon, 12/02/2016 - 03/06/2017

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