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Ambroise Vollard, Paris.
Henri Matisse, Paris (acquired from the above, 1900).
John Quinn, New York (acquired from the above, 1915).
Galerie Thannhauser, Berlin.
Lillie P. Bliss, New York.
The Museum of Modern Art, New York (acquired from the above, 1931).
Jacques Seligmann & Co., Inc., New York (acquired from the above, 1941).
Stevenson Burke, Cleveland.
Hank Greenberg, Los Angeles; sale, Christie's, New York, 10 November 1987, lot 23.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
Please note this work has been requested for the forthcoming Painters' Paintings exhibition from 22 June-4 September 2016 at The National Gallery of Art, London.
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF DIMITRI MAVROMMATIS
G. Wildenstein, Gauguin, Paris, 1964, vol. I, p. 164, no. 422 (illustrated).
G.M. Sugana, L'Opera completa di Gauguin, Milan, 1972, p. 101, no. 241 (illustrated).
A.H. Barr, Jr., Matisse: His Art and His Public, London, 1975, p. 39.
F. Cachin, Gauguin, Paris, 1988, pp. 148 and 304, no. 157 (illustrated in color, p. 149).
Y.-A. Bois, Painting as Model, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1993, p. 35.
H. Spurling, The Unknown Matisse: A Life of Henri Matisse, The Early Years, 1869-1908, New York, 1998, p. 188.
J. Marceau, ed., Gauguin, New York, 1999, p. 69 (illustrated in color; titled Young Tahitian Boy with a Tiaré Flower).
H. Spurling, Matisse the Master: A Life of Henri Matisse, The Conquest of Colour, 1909-1954, New York, 2005, p. 177.
E. McBreen, Matisse's Sculpture: The Pinup and the Primitive, New York, 2014, p. 96, no. 88 (illustrated in color, p. 97).
C. Grammont, "Matisse collectionneur" in Matisse en son temps, exh. cat., Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Martigny, 2015, p. 195.
New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Impressionists and Post-Impressionist Paintings, May-September 1921, p. 13, no. 53 (illustrated).
New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Summer Exhibition Retrospective, July-September 1930, no. 44.
New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Memorial Exhibition: The Collection of the Late Miss Lillie P. Bliss, May-September 1931, p. 29, no. 71 (illustrated).
Indianapolis, John Herron Art Institute, Modern Masters from the Collection of Lillie P. Bliss, January 1932, p. 9, no. 47 (illustrated).
New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Summer Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture, July-September 1933.
New York, The Museum of Modern Art, The Lillie P. Bliss Collection, May-September 1934, pp. 51-52, no. 38 (illustrated, pl. 38).
St. Louis, City Art Museum; Pittsburgh, Carnegie Institute; Northampton, Massachusetts, Smith College Museum of Art; Washington, D.C., Studio House and Detroit, Society of Arts and Crafts, Paintings from the Lillie P. Bliss Collection, February 1935-February 1936, no. 14.
New York, Wildenstein & Co., Inc., Paul Gauguin, March-April 1936, no. 38a.
Cambridge, Fogg Art Museum, Paul Gauguin, May 1936, no. 37.
Baltimore Museum of Art, Paul Gauguin, May-June 1936, no. 24.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Paul Gauguin: Exhibition of Paintings and Prints, September-October 1936, no. 20 (illustrated).
Toledo Museum of Art, Cézanne-Gauguin, November-December 1936, no. 7.
New London, Lyman Allyn Art Museum, February-March 1937.
Washington, D.C., Museum of Modern Art Gallery, Cézanne, Gauguin, Seurat, Renoir, Van Gogh, November-December 1937, no. 8.
Lincoln, Morrill Hall, University of Nebraska, Nebraska Art Association: Forty-Eighth Annual Exhibition of Paintings, March-April 1938, no. 4 (illustrated on the frontispiece; titled Head of a Tahitian).
The Brooklyn Museum of Modern Art, Small Paintings by Modern Artists, 1939-1940.
New York, Wildenstein & Co., Inc., Gauguin, April-May 1956, p. 19, no. 47 (illustrated, p. 59).
The Art Institute of Chicago and New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gauguin: Paintings, Drawings, Prints, Sculpture, February-May 1959, p. 55, no. 62.
New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Lure of the Exotic: Gauguin in New York Collections, June-October 2002, p. 222, no. 59 (illustrated in color, p. 87).