Recto: signed and dated l.l. "H. Matisse / mars 46". Lower right, largely erased: 30/III (visible in Malingue, 1949, p. 83; see published references). Verso: PM in rectangle [? mark of Pierre Matisse?]. On the back, there is an inscription in graphite (pencil) at the upper right corner: 398/D. Also, at the lower right corner there is an illegible inscription, also in graphite (pencil). A digital image of the latter was taken by the paper lab and will be put into TMS (viewable in the Conservation portion of the object record). RP -- 3/1/04.
Lower left: H Matisse / mars 46
Pierre Matisse, New York; Claude Bernard Gallery, Paris; about 1970, private collection, New York; by 2003, Salander-O'Reilly Galleries, New York; 2004, sold by Salander-O'Reilly Galleries to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 26, 2004)
Charles H. Bayley Picture and Painting Fund
© 2011 Succession H. Matisse, Paris / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.