Claude Duthuit and Wanda de Guébriant, Henri Matisse: Catalogue raisonné de l’oeuvre sculpté (C. Duthuit, 1997), p. 66, cat. 26, no. 6, as Tireur d’épine, Thorn Extractor–Spinario, Figure Drawing a Thorn, Collioure, 1906 [cast 1953].
Étienne Sabench, Matisse et ses amis: Collioure, 1905–1906 (Association des Amis du Musée de Collioure, 2005), p. 38 (ill.), as Tireur d’épine, Collioure 1906.
Collioure, France, Château Royal de Collioure, Matisse et ses amis: Collioure 1905–1906, June 18–Oct. 9, 2005, no cat. no. (ill.), as Tireur d’épine, Collioure 1906.
The artist; by descent to his estate, from November 3, 1954 [email from Franck Giraud, of Giraud, Pissarro, Segalot, May 21, 2011; photocopy in curatorial file]; by descent to his son, Jean Matisse (Jan. 10, 1899–Dec. 10, 1976), Paris, after Nov. 3, 1954; by descent to his son, Gérard Matisse (Apr. 7, 1931–May 4, 2006), Dec. 10, 1976; by descent to his estate, May 4, 2006; purchased by the Ruth Stanton Foundation, New York, by Feb. 15, 2008 [letter from Ruth S. Stanton, Feb. 15, 2008; photocopy in curatorial file]; given to the Art Institute of Chicago, June 9, 2008.
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