Jean Matisse (the artist's son), Paris, and thence by descent; Acquired from the previous by the present owner in 1980.
Exhibition History :
London, Hayward Gallery, The Drawings of Henri Matisse, October 1984 - January 1985, no. 90, p. 272 (illustrated p. 202); this exhibition later travelled to New York, Museum of Modern Art, February - May 1985; London, Lumley Cazalet Ltd., Henri Matisse: Twenty Paintings & Drawings, June - July 1998, no. 11, p. 28 (illustrated p. 29); New York, Eykyn Maclean, Matisse and the Model, October - December 2011.