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Reclining Nude I, (1906-1907)/cast c. 1907-18

Henri Matisse, French, b. Le Cateau-Cambrésis, 1869–1954

Terra cotta, 12 7/8 X 19 X 10 5/8 IN. (32.5 X 48.1 X 27.0 CM.)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Accession Number: 66.3460

Provenance:
The Artist, France, from 1906-1907
Mr. and Mrs. Otto L. Spaeth, New York
Lee A. Ault, New York
Theodore Schempp, New York, to 8 April 1959
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 8 April 1959-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Exhibition History:
SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, New York. "Modern Sculpture from the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Collection," 3 October 1962-6 January 1963, no. 298, ill. p. 82.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975, ill. 160, p. 721.

Published References:
KUH, KATHERINE. "Great Sculpture," Saturday Review 45 (23 June 1962), p. 14, ill.
CLAPP, JANE. Sculpture Index, Vol. I (Metuchen, New Jersey: Scarecrow Press, 1970), p. 603. [Erroneously listed as bronze, and referenced in Read, A Concise History of Modern Sculpture].
UNSIGNED. "The Sculpture of Matisse," Life 59 (11 September 1970), p. 43, colorpl. p. 42.
LERNER, ABRAM, et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1974), pp. 123, 721, ill. 160.
UNSIGNED. "Hirshhorn Collection," Ceramics Monthly 23 (May 1975), ill. p. 20.
PARK, EDWARDS. Treasures from the Smithsonian (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1983), ill.
SELZ, JEANS. Matisse (New York: Crown, 1990), ill. p. 29.
BENJAMIN, ROGER. de Matisse a aujourd'hui (Association des Conservateurs des Musees du Nord-Pas-de-Calais, 1992), p. 19, ill. 8.
DUTHUIT, CLAUDE. Henri Matisse (Paris, 1997), no. 29, cast 1, p. 72.
KOSTENEVICH, ALBERT. Henri Matisse (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1997), ill. p. 24

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