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Back I, (1909/cast 1959-1960)

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

Bronze, 74 3/4 X 46 1/4 X 8 3/8 IN. (189.9 X 117.5 X 21.2 CM.)

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

Accession Number: 66.3461

Provenance:
Mme Henri Matisse
Private collection, Paris
Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York, to 18 May 1963
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 18 May 1963-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975, ill. 208, 242, p. 721
SWEENEY, JAMES JOHNSON. "A Living Frame for Sculpture," House & Garden 126 (August 1964), ill. p. 112.
SELDIS, HENRY J. "Matisse Sculpture Carves Niche in Fame," Los Angeles Times Calendar (6 February 1966), p. 37.
HUGHES, ROBERT. "Matisse: A Strange, Healing Calm," Time 99 (6 March 1972), colorplate p. 54.
BUTLER, JOSEPH T. "The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Opens in Washington, D.C.," Connoisseur 187 (November 1974), ill. p. 207.
LERNER, ABRAM, et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1974), pp. 128, 721, ill. 208, 242.
LERNER, ABRAM. Selected Paintings and Sculpture from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1974), no. 33.
LYNES, RUSSELL. "Modern Art Arrives on the Mall in a New Museum and Sculpture Garden," Smithsonian 5 (December 1974) colorplate p. 40.
SELZ, JEAN. Matisse (New York: Crown Publishers, 1990), ill. p. 87.

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