Head of Jeannette I

(1910/cast 1953)

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

Bronze, 20 9/16 × 8 7/8 × 10 1/4 in. (52.2 × 22.6 × 26.1 cm)

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

Accession Number: 66.3465

Provenance:
The Artist
Mr. and Mrs. Theodor Ahrenberg, Stockholm
Sotheby's, London, Sale, 7 July 1960, no. 31, ill.
Gimpel & Hanover Galerie, Zurich, to 29 August 1963
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 29 August 1963-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Exhibition History:
MAISON DE LE PENSEE FRANCAISE, Paris. "Henri Matisse: Chapell, Peinture, Dessins, Sculpture," 5 July-24 September 1950, no. 64.
NATIONALMUSEUM, Stockholm. "Henri Matisse," Apollon, no. 2. TOUR: TAIDEHALLI, Helsinki, 10 December 1957-6 January 1958, no. 157.
KUNSTHAUS, Zurich. "Henri Matisse: das plastische werk," 14 July-12 August 1959, no. 43, ill.
KONSTHALLEN, Gothenburg, Sweden. "Henri Matisse ur Theodor Ahrenbergs Samling," 16 March-10 April 1960, no. 192.
ART GALLERIES, University of California at Los Angeles. "Henri Matisse," 5 January-27 February 1966, no. 116, ill. p. 132. TOUR: ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, 11 March-24 April; MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Boston, 11 May-26 June.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975.
DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART. "Matisse: Painter as Sculptor," 21 January-29 April 2007, no. 81, ill. p. 273. TOUR: SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, 9 June-16 September; BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART, 28 October-3 February 2008. [Baltimore only]
STAATSGALERIE STUTTGART. "Matisse: People, Masks, Models," 27 September 2008-11 January 2009, no. 17, ill. p. 117; pp. 18, 205, 216. TOUR: BUCERIUS KUNST FORM, Hamburg, 31 January-19 April.

Published References:
VIETTA, EGON. "Ausstellung im Sudwestraum," Das Kunstwerk, 13/2/3 (August-September 1959), p. 69.
T.K. "Matisse scultore al Kunsthaus," Emporium 130 (Zurich: October 1959), p. 176.
READ, HERBERT. "The Sculpture of Matisse," Henri Matisse (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1966), p. 23 (gen. ref. to all heads, p. 24).
SELDIS, HENRY J. "The Magic of Matisse," Apollo 83/50 (April 1966), p. 252.
READ, HERBERT. Art and Alienation, the Role of the Artist in Society (New York: Viking, 1967), p. 119, ill. 32.
LERNER, ABRAM, et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Abrams, 1974), p. 721, ill. 201.
LYNES, RUSSELL. "Modern Art Arrives on the Mall in a New Museum and Sculpture Garden," Smithsonian 5/9 (December 1974), colorpl. p. 41 (gen ref. p. 43).
TUCKER, WILLIAM. Early Modern Sculpture (New York: Oxford University Press, 1974), ill. p. 87 (gen. discussion of series pp. 94-98).
HUDSON, ANDREW. "Washington Letter," Art International 19/6 (15 June 1975), p. 100.
HUNTER, SAM and JOHN JACOBUS. Modern Art: Painting/ Sculpture/ Architecture, second edition (New York: Abrams, 1985), fig. 110, ill. pp. 72-73.
DUTHUIT, CLAUDE. "Henri Matisse" catalogue raisonne of sculpture (Paris: 1997), no. 50, cast 7, p. 138.

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