About This Artwork

Henri Matisse
French, 1869–1954

Daisies, July 16, 1939

Oil on canvas
38 5/8 x 28 1/4 in. (90.5 x 71.5 cm)
Signed and dated, l.r.: "Henri/Matisse/39"

Gift of Helen Pauling Donnelley in memory of her parents, Mary Fredericka and Edward George Pauling, 1983.206

© 2018 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Paris, Palais des beaux-arts de la ville de Paris, Salon d’automne, September 28–October 29, 1945, cat. 14, p. 45, as Le bouquet de marguerites, fleurs.

London, Victoria and Albert Museum, Exhibition of Paintings by Picasso and Matisse, December 1945, cat. 26 (ill.), as Marguerites.

New York, Museum of Modern Art, Henri Matisse, November 13, 1951–January 13, 1952; traveled to Cleveland Museum of Art, February 5–March 16, 1952; Art Institute of Chicago, April 1–May 4, 1952; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, May 22–July 6, 1952.
Exhibited in Chicago only.

New York, Museum of Modern Art, Henri Matisse: A Retrospective, September 24, 1992-January 12, 1993, p. 390 (ill.), as Daisies, Les Marguerites, Fleurs et figure, pot aribe.

St. Louis Art Museum, Matisse: Image into Sign, February 19–April 25, 1993, p. 25 (ill.).

Brisbane, Australia, Queensland Art Gallery, Matisse, March 29–May 16, 1995, cat. info.; traveled to Canberra, Australia, national Gallery of Australia May 27–July 9, 1995; and Melbourne, Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, July 20–September 3, 1995.

Fort Worth Texas, Kimball Art Museum, Matisse and Picasso, February 2–May 2, 1999.

Publication History

Parrot, Louis, “Matisse au Salon d’automne,” Labyrinthe no. 13 (October 15, 1945), p. 4 (ill.).

Barr, Alfred H., Matisse: His Art and His Public (New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1951), pp. 224, 253, 485 (ill.), as Daisies (Marguerites).

Diehl, Gaston, Henri Matisse (Paris: Editions Pierre Tisné, 1954), pp. 91, 156, as Marguerite s et vase grec.

Escholier, Raymond, trans. by Marice Besset, Henri Matisse: sein Leben und Schaffen (Zurich: Diogenes Verlag, 1958), pp. 242 (ill.).

Art Institute of Chicago, Annual Report 1967–1968, p. 23.

Luzi, Mario and Massimo Carrà, L’Opera di Matisse, dalla rivolta “fauve” all’intimismo, 1904–1923, Classici dell’arte, 49 (Milan: Rizzoli, 1971), p. 486 (ill.), as Marguerite.

Monod-Fonatine, Isabelle, Matisse:Oeuvres de Henri Matisse (1869–1954) Collections du Musée national d’art moderne, Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou (Musée national d’art moderne, 1979), p. 70, as Marguerites.

Art Institute of Chicago, Annual Report 1982–1983, pp. 6 (ill.), 48.

Watkins, Nicholas, Matisse (London, 1984), p. 212.
Delectorskaya, Lydia, . . . l’apparente facilité. . . Henri Matisse, peintures de 1935–1939 (Paris: Adrien Maeght, 1986), pp. 32, 319 (ill.), as Fleurs et figures, pot arabe.

Monod-Fonatine, Isabelle, Anne Baldessari, and Claude Laugier, Matisse: Oeuvres de Henri Matisse, Collections du Musée national d’art moderne, Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou (Musée national d’art moderne, 1989), p. 92 (ill.), as Fleurs et figures, pot arabe.

Elderfield, John, Henri Matisse: A Retrospective exh. cat. (New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1992), p. 390 (ill.), as Daisies, Les Marguerites, Fleurs et figure, pot aribe.

Flam, Jack, Matisse: Image into Sign exh. cat. (St. Louis Art Museum, 1993), p. 25 (ill.), fig. 10.

Bois, Yve-Alain, Matisse and Picasso exh. cat. (Flammarion, 1998), pp. 116, 126, 127 (ill.), 142, 180, 189, 258, fig. 116.

Ownership History

Paul Rosenberg, Paris and New York, probably acquired directly from the artist by 1945 [verso and London, 1945]. Private collection, Chicago, by 1951 [Barr 1951]. Helen Pauling Donnelley, Chicago and Sausalito, CA, by August 1968 (August 12, 1968 inventory of loans Donnelley made to AIC, in curatorial file); given to the Art Institute, 1983.




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