Reclining Figure in Chemise

(1906/cast c. 1947-1951)

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

Bronze, 5 5/8 X 12 X 6 1/8 IN. (14.3 X 30.5 X 15.5 CM.) ON ONYX BASE:1 3/16 X 12 5/8 X 6 1/4 IN. (3.0 X 32.0 X 15.8 CM.)

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

Accession Number: 66.3449

Provenance:
The Artist, Paris
Curt Valentin Gallery, New York, probably by November 1951 (certainly by February 1953)-21 June 1955
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 21 June 1955-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Exhibition History:
CURT VALENTIN GALLERY, New York. "Sculpture by Painters," 20 November-15 December 1951, no. 46, not illustrated.
CURT VALENTIN GALLERY, New York. "The Sculpture of Henri Matisse," 10-28 February 1953, no. 8, ill.
NEW YORK SCHOOL FOR SOCIAL WORK, New York. "19th and 20th Century French Painting and Sculpture," 27 March-1 May 1957.
DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS. "Sculpture in Our Time: Collected by Joseph H. Hirshhorn," 5 May-23 August 1959, no. 159, (did not tour).
SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, New York. "Modern Sculpture from the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Collection," 3 October 1962-6 January 1963, no. 293.
ART GALLERIES, University of California at Los Angeles. "Henri Matisse," 5 January-27 February 1966, no. 105, ill. p. 128. TOUR: ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, 11 March-24 April; MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Boston, 11 May-26 June.
ARTS COUNCIL OF GREAT BRITAIN. "The Sculpture and Drawings of Henri Matisse," 1984, no. 16, ill. TOUR: CITY ART CENTER, Edinburgh, 3 August-15 September; HAYWARD GALLERY, London, 4 October-6 January 1985; LEEDS CITY ART GALLERY, Leeds, 18 January-24 March 24.
SAARLAND MUSEUM, Saarbrucken, Germany. "Henri Matisse: Drawings and Sculptures," 12 May-7 July 1991, no. 113, ill.
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, New York. "Henri Matisse: A Retrospective," 24 September 1992-19 January 1993, no. 75, ill.
TAIPEI FINE ARTS MUSEUM, Taiwan. "The Human figure Interpreted: Modern Sculpture from the Hirshhorn Museum," 25 March-28 May 1995, ill.
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, SHIGA, Otsu, Japan. "The Human Figure Interpreted: Modern Sculpture from the Hirshhorn Museum," 1 July-6 August 1995, no. 21, ill. TOUR: ODAKYU MUSEUM, Tokyo, 9-27 August; IWAKI CITY ART MUSEUM, 23 September-5 November; TAKAMATSU CITY MUSEUM OF ART, 10 November-10 December.
MUSEO SANTA GIULIA, Brescia, Italy. "Henri Matisse. La Seduzione della forma (Henri Matisse. The Seduction of Form)," 11 February-12 June 2011.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection