Lower right: Henri Matisse
Georges Bernheim, Paris [see note 1]. 1928, Alex Reid and Lefevre, Ltd., Glasgow and London; 1928, sold by Reid and Lefevre to M. Knoedler and Co., London and New York (stock no. A88) [see note 2]; December 31, 1928, sold by Knoedler to John Taylor Spaulding (b. 1870 - d. 1948), Boston; 1948, bequest of Spaulding to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 3, 1948) NOTES:  As early as 1928, the painting was said to come from the collection of "Mr. Georges B., Paris" (see "A Century of French Painting," exh. cat. Knoedler, New York, November 12 - December 2, 1928, cat. no. 45), who was later specified to be Georges Bernheim (see Jack Cowart and Dominique Fourcade, Henri Matisse: The Early Years in Nice, 1916-1930, exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, 1986, p. 319, cat. no. 13).  According to information provided by the Getty Provenance Index.
Bequest of John T. Spaulding
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