Head of Jeannette II

(1910/cast 1952)

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

Bronze, 10 3/8 x 8 7/8 x 10 1/4 in. (26.5 x 22.4 x 26 cm)

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

Accession Number: 66.3466

Provenance:
The Artist
Mr. and Mrs. Theodor Ahrenberg, Stockholm
Mayewski Collection, New York
Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, Sale no. 2096, 17 March 1962, no. 47, ill.
Staempfli Gallery, New York, to 24 March 1964
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 24 March 1966-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Exhibition History:
STAEMPFLI GALLERY, New York. "Recent Acquisitions," 18 September-13 October 1962, cover ill.
STAEMPFLI GALLERY, New York. "Stone Wood Metal," 25 February-21 March 1964, cat. ill.
ART GALLERIES, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT LOS ANGELES. "Henri Matisse," 5 January-27 February 1966, no. 117, 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, fig. 202, p. 156, p. 721.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (organizer). "The Human Figure Interpreted: Modern Sculpture from the Hirshhorn Museum." TOUR: TAPEI FINE ARTS MUSEUM, China, 25 March-28 May 1995, p. 74, ill. p. 75; separate catalogue for Japan, no. 25, ill. p. 72. TOUR: MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, SHIGA, Otsu, Japan, 1 July-6 August 1995; ODAKYU MUSEUM, Tokyo, 9 August-28 August 1995; IWAKI CITY ART MUSEUM, 23 September-5 November 1995; TAKAMATSU CITY MUSEUM OF ART, 10 November-10 December 1995.
DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART. "Matisse: Painter as Sculptor," 21 January-29 April 2007, no. 83, 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. 18, ill. p. 118; pp. 18, 205, 216. TOUR: BUCERIUS KUNST FORM, Hamburg, 31 January-19 April.

Published References:
READ, HERBERT. "The Sculpture of Matisse," Henri Matisse (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1966), p. 23.
SELDIS, HENRY J. "Matisse Sculpture Carves Niche in Fame," Los Angeles Times Calendar (6 February 1966), p. 2.
SELDIS, HENRY J. "The Magic of Matisse," Apollo 73 (April 1966), p. 252.
LERNER, ABRAM, et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1974), fig. 202, p. 156, p. 721.
LYNES, RUSSELL. "Modern art arrives on the Mall in a new museum and sculpture garden," Smithsonian Magazine 5 (December 1974), colorplate p. 41.
HUDSON, ANDREW. "Washington Letter," Art International 19 (15 June 1975), p. 100.
DUTHUIT, CLAUDE. Henri Matisse (Paris, 1997), no. 51, cast 7, pp. 142-44, ill.

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