Head of Jeannette V

(1913/cast 1954)

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

Bronze, 22 3/4 x 8 1/4 x 11 5/8 in. (57.7 x 20.8 x 29.5 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1972

Accession Number: 72.195

Provenance:
Estate of the Artist (via Galerie d'Art Moderne, Basel), to 10 June 1968
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 10 June 1968-6 March 1972
Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1972

Exhibition History:
MAISON DE LA PENSEE FRANCAISE, Paris. "Henri Matisse," 5 July-24 September 1950, no. 68.
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. 89, ill. p. 274. 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. 21, ill. p. 119; pp. 18, 205, 217. TOUR: BUCERIUS KUNST FORM, Hamburg, 31 January-19 April.

Published References:
FORGEY, BENJAMIN. "New Hirshhorn Donation: A Bonanza for Smithsonian," Evening Star (Washington, DC: 10 March 1972), p. E-12.
ELSEN, ALBERT E. Origins of Modern Sculpture: Pioneers and Premises (New York: Braziller, 1974), pp. 44, 142, ill. 60.
LERNER, ABRAM, et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Abrams, 1974), p. 721, ill. 205.
LYNES, RUSSELL. "Modern Art Arrives on the Mall in a New Museum and Sculpture Garden," Smithsonian 5/9 (December 1974), colorpl. p. 41, p. 43 (gen).
HUDSON, ANDREW. "Washington Letter," Art International 19/6 (15 June 1975), p. 100.
SELZ, PETER. Art in Our Times: A Pictorial History 1890-1980 (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1981), no. 439, ill. p. 182.
HUNTER, SAM and JOHN JACOBUS. Modern Art: Painting/Sculpture/Architecture, second edition (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1985), no. 111, ill. p. 73.
KOSCEVIC, ZELIMIR. Kozaric (Zagreb, Croatia: Naprijed, 1996), ill. p. 17.
DUTHUIT, CLAUDE. "Henri Matisse" catalogue raisonne of sculpture (Paris: 1997), no. 55, cast no. 2. Gives new date of 1911, casting date of 1954.
WESTHEIDER, ORTRUD, et al. Matisse: People, Masks, Models (Art Stock Books Limited, 2008), fig. 21, p. 119, p. 18, p. 205, p. 217.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection