Seated Nude: Olga

(1910, cast c. 1947-1955)

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

Bronze, 16 3/4 x 9 3/4 x 13 1/8in., 37lb. (42.5 x 24.8 x 33.3cm, 16.8kg)

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

Accession Number: 66.3455

Provenance:
Berggruen & Cie, Paris
Contemporary Art Establishment, Vaduz, Liechtenstein
Hanover Gallery, London, to 9 July 1958
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 9 July 1958-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Exhibition History:
HANOVER GALLERY, London. "Giacometti, Marini, Matisse, Moore," 24 June-13 September 1958, no. 32, ill.
ART GALLERY OF TORONTO. 1 October-14 November 1958.
DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS. "Sculpture in Our Time: Collected by Joseph H. Hirshhorn," 5 May-23 August 1959, no. 159, ill. p 74. TOUR: MILWAUKEE ART CENTER, 10 September-11 October; WALKER ART CENTER, Minneapolis, 25 October-6 December; WILLIAM ROCKHILL NELSON GALLERY OF ART, Kansas City, Missouri, 20 December-31 January 1960; MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Houston, 1-27 March; LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF HISTORY, SCIENCE AND ART, 11 April-15 May; M. H. DE YOUNG MEMORIAL MUSEUM, San Francisco, 29 May-10 July; COLORADO SPRINGS FINE ARTS CENTER, Colorado, 24 July-4 September; ART GALLERY OF TORONTO, 30 September-31 October.
SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, New York. "Modern Sculpture from the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Collection," 3 October 1962-6 January 1963, no. 296, ill. p. 81.
HOPKINS CENTER ART GALLERIES, DARTMOUTH COLLEGE, Hanover, New Hampshire. "Sculpture in Our Century: Selections from the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Collection," 25 May-9 July 1967, no. 37, ill. p. 29.
HAKONE OPEN-AIR MUSEUM, Hakone, Japan (organizer). "Sculpture by Master Painters," no. 23. TOUR: UENO ROYAL MUSEUM, Tokyo, 20 April-29 May 1979; NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ART, Osaka, 25 May-24 June; HAKONE OPEN-AIR MUSEUM, Hakone, 30 June-29 July; MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, Kamakura, 11 August-September; HIROSHIMA PREFECTURAL MUSEUM OF ART, 29 September-21 October.
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, Tokyo. "Matisse," 20 March-17 May 1981, no. 100, ill. p. 131, p. 223. TOUR: NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, Kyoto, 26 May-19 July 1981.
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, New York. "Henri Matisse: A Retrospective," 16 September 1992-19 January 1993, no. 140, ill. p. 214.
TAIPEI FINE ARTS MUSEUM, Taiwan. "The Human figure Interpreted: Modern Sculpture from the Hirshhorn Museum," 25 March-28 May 1995, ill. pp. 72-73.
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, SHIGA, Otsu, Japan. "The Human Figure Interpreted: Modern Sculpture from the Hirshhorn Museum," 1 July-6 August 1995, no. 24, ill. p. 72. TOUR: ODAKYU MUSEUM, Tokyo, 9-27 August; IWAKI CITY ART MUSEUM, 23 September-5 November; TAKAMATSU CITY MUSEUM OF ART, 10 November-10 December.

Published References:
RUDIKOFF, SONYA. "New York Letter," Art International 6 (November 1962), p. 62.
READ, HERBERT. A Concise History of Modern Sculpture (New York: Praeger, 1964), p. 38, ill. 29.
CLAPP, JANE. Sculpture Index, vol. I (Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1970), p. 603.
ELSEN, ALBERT E. The Sculpture of Henri Matisse (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1972), ill. 123.
LERNER, ABRAM, et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1974), fig. 206, p. 721.
MONOD-FONTAINE, ISABELLE. The Sculpture of Henri Matisse (London: Arts Council of Great Britain and Thames and Hudson, 1984), p. 147.

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