Inv. n°: MMoCA7MA


Signed and dated. This work is a study for an illustration for James Joyce's Ulysses executed in Nice in 1934.

h. 50.3 x w. 37.80 cm


Pencil on paper


  • This work is a study for an illustration for James Joyce's Ulysses, Nice, 1934
  • Allan Frumkin Gallery (opened in 1959 and now called George Adams Gallery), New York, purchased by exchange in December 1980 (inventory no.1199) most probably from Pilkington Gallery, London, New York, 1980
  • Alan Frumkin sold it by exchange to Alice Adamn Ltd. where acquired by the present owner, Chicago, 1985
  • Acquired at John Berggruen Gallery via Caroline Wiseman, California, 5th November 2008, accompanied with an authentification certificate from Marguerite Duthuit, Matisse’s daughter


  • D. Alberge, "Classical Modern Art" in M. Merrony (ed.), Mougins Museum of Classical Art, France, 2011, p. 313, fig. 12
  • "C'est quoi cette oeuvre?'", Mougins Infos, France, Eté 2021, no. 79, p. 29


  • The Art Institute, Chicago, USA, 1988
  • Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins (MACM), Mougins, France, from June 2011 - September 2023
  • Musée Matisse, Nice, France, 18th October 2023 — 8th January 2024

© Succession H. Matisse

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