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Henri Matisse. Still Life with Aubergines. Collioure, summer 1911

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Still Life with Aubergines

Henri Matisse (French, 1869–1954)

Collioure, summer 1911
Oil on canvas
45 3/4 x 35 1/8" (116.2 x 89.2 cm)
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Louise Reinhardt Smith Bequest
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Collection work meeting criteria specified in Introduction.

The artist, summer 1911 - December 1911
Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Paris. Purchased from Matisse, December 6, 1911 - at least until December 1912
Professor Oskar Moll and Margarete (Greta) Moll, Düsseldorf. [Purchased from Bernheim-Jeune, after 1912]
Justin K. Thannhauser, Berlin/Lucerne. Purchased from Oskar Moll, by 1930
[Dr. Alfred Gold collection, Berlin. Purchased from Thannhauser, c. 1931]
Justin K. Thannhauser, Berlin/Lucerne, Paris, then New York. [Either since 1930 continuously, or with a brief hiatus during Alfred Gold’s brief ownership, c. 1931] - until April 1945
Sale Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, Property of J. K. Thannhauser, New York, April 12, 1945
Auction sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, Property of J. K. Thannhauser, New York, April 12, 1945, lot no. 108
Mr. and Mrs. Pierre Matisse (Alexina Sattler and Pierre Matisse), New York. Purchased at auction, April 12, 1945
Alexina Matisse (a.k.a. Teeny), New York
Mrs. Marcel Duchamp (Formerly Alexina Matisse, Pierre Matisse’s first wife). 1954 -
Sidney Janis Gallery, New York
Louise Reinhardt Smith Collection / Mr. and Mrs. Bertram Smith, New York, 1966 - 1995
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Louise Reinhardt Smith Bequest 1995

Camaïeu et aubergines
The Eggplants
Les aubergines
[Nature morte aux aubergines]

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