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Henri Matisse. Bather. Cavalière, summer 1909

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Henri Matisse (French, 1869–1954)

Cavalière, summer 1909
Oil on canvas
36 1/2 x 29 1/8" (92.7 x 74 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller
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Paul Guillaume (1891-1934), Paris [1]; acquired by Georges Bénard, Paris; sold through Hôtel Drouot, Paris to Etienne Bignou, Paris/New York, June 9, 1933 [2]; sold to Abby Aldrich Rockefeller (1874-1948), New York, December 1935 [3]; The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1936 (Gift of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller).
[1] See Dominique Fourcade, ed., Henri Matisse 1904-1917, exh. cat. Paris : Centre Georges Pompidou, 1993, no. 71.
[2] Tableaux modernes, aquarelles, gouaches, pastels. Collection G.B. [Georges Bénard]. Hôtel Drouot, Paris, June 9, 1933, no. 63. See Gazette de l'Hotel Drouot, June 10, 1933, p. 4: "no. 63, Jeune fille sortant du bain (92-74) (d. 20.000), à M. Bignou 10 100."
[3] Included in the exhibition New Acquisitions: The Collection of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr., January 14-February 16, 1936, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, no. 81.

Jeune fille sortant du bain
The Bather

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