Bust of an Old Woman

(1900, cast c.1947-1955)

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

Bronze, 24 3/8 x 14 1/4 x 13 1/8 in. (61.9 x 36.1 x 33.3 cm)

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

Accession Number: 66.3458

Provenance:
Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York, to 20 December 1958
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 20 December 1958-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Exhibition History:
DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS. "Sculpture in Our Time: Collected by Joseph H. Hirshhorn," 5 May-23 August 1959, no. 152, ill. p. 72. 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. 289, ill. p. 75.
ART GALLERIES, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT LOS ANGELES. "Henri Matisse," 5 January-27 February 1966, no. 94, ill. p. 123. TOUR: ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, 11 March-24 April; MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Boston, 11 May-26 June.
TAIPEI FINE ARTS MUSEUM, Taiwan. "The Human figure Interpreted: Modern Sculpture from the Hirshhorn Museum," 25 March-28 May 1995, ill. pp. 62-63.
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, SHIGA, Otsu, Japan. "The Human Figure Interpreted: Modern Sculpture from the Hirshhorn Museum," 1 July-6 August 1995, no. 19. 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 DI ARTE MODERNA E CONTEMPORANEA DI TRENTO E ROVERETO, Rovereto, Italy. "Medardo Rosso," 14 May-22 August, 2004, cat. 74, ill. p. 221. TOUR: GALLERIA CIVICA D'ARTE MODERNA E CONTEMPORANEA DI TORINO, Turin, Italy, 9 September-28 November, 2004.
JANE VORHEES ZIMMERLI ART MUSEUM, New Brunswick, NJ. "Breaking the Mold: Sculpture in Paris from Daumier to Degas," 23 October 2005-12 March 2006, fig. 307, p. 133.

Published References:
CRAWFORD, LENORE. "`Sculpture in Our Time' at Detroit Shows Development of Past 75 Years," London Free Press (Ontario: 20 June 1959), p. 30.
UNSIGNED. "International Exhibition Calendar," Art International 8/8 (1959), ill. p. 84.
ASHTON, DORE. "New York Report," Kunstwerk 16/4 (October 1962), p. 26.
ARNASON, H. HARVARD. History of Modern Art (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1968), p. 114, ill. no. 172.
CLAPP, JANE. Sculpture Index, Vol. I (Metuchen, New Jersey: Scarecrow Press, 1970), p. 603.
ELSEN, ALBERT E. The Sculpture of Henri Matisse (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1972), ill. 151.

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