Head of Jeannette III

(1911/cast 1966)

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

Bronze, 23 3/4 x 9 3/8 x 12 1/8 in. (60.2 x 23.7 x 30.6 cm)

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

Accession Number: 72.196

Provenance:
Jean Matisse, Pontoise, France, to 14 February 1969
Frank Perls Gallery, Beverly Hills, California,14-18 February 1969
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 18 February 1969-6 March 1972
Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1972

Exhibition History:
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975.
NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART, Washington, DC. "Alfred Stieglitz and Modern Art in America," 28 January-22 April 2001.
DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART. "Matisse: Painter as Sculptor," 21 January-29 April 2007, no. 85, 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. 19, ill. p. 118; pp. 18, 205, 216. TOUR: BUCERIUS KUNST FORM, Hamburg, 31 January-19 April.

Published References:
LERNER, ABRAM, et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Abrams, 1974), p. 721, ill. 203.
LYNES, RUSSELL. "Modern Art Arrives on the Mall in a New Museum and Sculpture Garden," Smithsonian 5/9 (December 1974), colorplate, p. 41, p. 43 (gen.).
HUDSON, ANDREW. "Washington Letter," Art International 19/6 (15 June 1975), p. 100.
KOSCEVIC, ZELIMIR. Kozaric (Zagreb, Croatia: Naprijed, 1996), ill. p. 17.
DUTHUIT, CLAUDE. "Henri Matisse" catalogue raisonne of sculpture (Paris: 1997), no. 52, cast no. 9. Gives date of 1911, and casting date of 1966.
SOTHEBY'S. Impressionist & Modern Art, Part one (New York: 10 May 2001), p. 115.

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