This work is included in the Provenance Research Project, which investigates the ownership history of works in MoMA's collection.
Acquired from the artist by Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, July 13, 1907 ; purchased out of the Salon d'Automne by Leo [and Gertrude] Stein, Paris, fall 1907 and owned jointly until possibly February 1914 ; to Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Lausanne, November 1914 ; to Marius de Zayas (1880-1961), New York, by 1919 ; sold to John Quinn (1870-1924), New York, April 21, 1920 ; Estate of John Quinn, 1924; sold to A. Conger Goodyear (1877-1964), Buffalo, N.Y., January 1926 ; acquired by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1962 (Gift of A. Conger Goodyear in honor of Alfred H. Barr, Jr.).
 See letter Henri Matisse to Félix Fénéon, qtd. in Janet Bishop, Cécile Debray, and Rebecca A. Rabinow, eds., The Steins Collect: Matisse, Picasso, and the Parisian Avant-Garde., exh. cat. San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2011, no. 143.
 It was previously assumed that the painting was owned by Michael and Sarah Stein. The following documents, however, qtd. in Bishop et al. 2011, no. 143, confirm Leo and Gertrude Stein's ownership: Exh. cat. Salon d'Automne, Paris, October 1-October 22, 1907 (no. 757bis: La Musique [esquisse]); copy/draft of letter Henri Matisse to Félix Fénéon, July 8, 1907.
 See Bishop et al. 2011, no. 143, ft. 4; p. 456, ft, +25.
 Included in Exhibition of Paintings by Courbet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne, Seurat, Matisse, M. de Zayas Gallery, New York, November 17-December 6, 1919 (no. 20: Matisse, Music; repr.).
 Purchased for $1,100. See Benjamin L. Reid, The Man from New York: John Quinn and His Friends, New York: Oxford University Press, 1968, p. 471.
 See “The Noble Buyer:” John Quinn, Patron of the Avant Garde, exh. cat. Washington, D.C.: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, June 15-September 4, 1978), no. 46.
Provenance research is a work in progress, and is frequently updated with new information. If you have any questions or information to provide about the listed works, please email [email protected] or write to:
Provenance Research Project
The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY 10019
If you would like to reproduce an image of a work of art in MoMA’s collection, or an image of a MoMA publication or archival material (including installation views, checklists, and press releases), please contact Art Resource (publication in North America) or Scala Archives (publication in all other geographic locations).
All requests to license audio or video footage produced by MoMA should be addressed to Scala Archives at [email protected]. Motion picture film stills or motion picture footage from films in MoMA’s Film Collection cannot be licensed by MoMA/Scala. For licensing motion picture film footage it is advised to apply directly to the copyright holders. For access to motion picture film stills please contact the Film Study Center. More information is also available about the film collection and the Circulating Film and Video Library.
If you would like to reproduce text from a MoMA publication or moma.org, please email [email protected]. If you would like to publish text from MoMA’s archival materials, please fill out this permission form and send to [email protected].