The Serpentine

(1909/cast by 1948)

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

Bronze, 22 1/8 × 11 3/8 × 7 1/2 in. (56 × 28.8 × 19.1 cm)

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

Accession Number: 72.197

Provenance:
Dr. Philip Sandblom, Lund, Sweden
M. Knoedler, New York, to 15 March 1971
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 15 March 1971-6 March 1972
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1972

Exhibition History:
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975, fig. 243, p.721.
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, Tokyo. "Matisse," 20 March-17 May 1981, no. 99, p. 223, ill. p. 130. TOUR: NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, Kyoto, 26 May-19 July 1981.
KIMBELL ART MUSEUM, Fort Worth, Texas. "Henri Matisse: The Development of an Artist," 26 May-2 September 1984, catalogue by Michael P. Mezzatesta, no. 18, ill. p. 76.
C&M ARTS, New York. "Henri Matisse: Sculpture," 23 September-12 December 1998, no. 14, ill.
KUNSTSAMMLUNG NORDRHEIN-WESTFALEN, Dusseldorf, Germany. "Henri Matisse: Figure Color Space," 29 October 2005-26 February 2006, no. 48, ill. p. 136, 308. TOUR: FONDATION BEYELER, Basel, Switzerland. 19 March- 23 July.

Published References:
BERGER, JOHN. "Henri Matisse," New York Times Book Review (3 December 1972), sec. 7, ill. p. 3.
FELDMAN, EDMUND BURKE. Varieties of Visual Experience (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1972), ill.
SECREST, MERYLE. "Hirshhorn Gift to the Nation," Washington Post (10 March 1972), sec. C, p. 5.
LERNER, ABRAM, et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1974), pp. 123, 721, fig. 243 (colorplate).
LERNER, ABRAM. Selected Paintings and Sculpture from the Hirshhorn Museum (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1974), no. 6, colorplate.
MERILLAT, HERBERT CHRISTIAN. Modern Sculpture: The New Old Masters (New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1974), pp. 16, 103, ill. 95.
STUMPF, SAMUEL E. Elements of philosophy: an introduction (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1979) ill.
SELZ, PETER. Art In Our Times: A Pictorial History 1890-1980 (New York: Harry N. Abrams and Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1981), no. 174, 175.
RICHARDSON, DAN, and MARGE RICHARDSON. "Journal for the Fifth Annual Beaux Arts Ball" (Vero Beach, Florida: Community Committee of the Center for the Arts, 1984), ill.
LEFTON, LESTER A. Psychology 3rd ed. (Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1985), ill. p. 318.
NOUENE, PATRICK LE, et al. De Matisse à aujourd'hui (France: Association des conservateurs des musées du Nord-Pas-de-Calais, 1992), ill. 6, p. 18.
MCALLISTER, JANE, ed. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden: 150 Works of Art (Washington, DC: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in association with Harry N. Abrams, 1996), ill. p. 16.
DUTHUIT, CLAUDE. Henri Matisse (Paris, 1997), no. 46, cast 6, pp. 128-29, ill.
SOTHEBY'S. Impressionist & Modern Art, Part One (New York: 10 May 2000), p. 76.
TULLY, JUDD. "At the Auctions," Washington Post (11 May 2000), p. C5.

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