Artist Henri Matisse, French, 1869-1954
Title
  • The Wild Poppies
Date 1953
Medium Gouache and charcoal on paper
Dimensions Sheet (left and right sheets): 31 1/2 × 27 3/4 inches (80 × 70.5 cm)
Sheet (center): 31 1/2 × 52 inches (80 × 132.1 cm)
Overall (all sheets; mounted): 31 1/2 × 134 5/8 inches (80 cm × 3 m 41.9 cm)
Framed: 34 15/16 × 137 3/4 × 2 3/4 inches (88.7 cm × 3 m 49.9 cm × 7 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Robert H. Tannahill Foundation Fund, Friends of Modern Art Fund; Gift of Mrs. Allan Shelden III through the Elizabeth, Allan and Warren Shelden Fund and Gift of Alice Kales Hartwick in memory of her husband Robert G. Hartwick; and public subscription
Accession Number 78.31
Department European Modern Art to 1950
Not On View
private collection;
(Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York, New York, USA);
1978-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
"Last Works by Matisse 1950-1954," Verve, no. 35-36 (Summer 1958): (ill.) pp. 178-9.

Henri Matisse, Les Grandes Gouaches Decoupees. Exh. cat., Kunsthalle, Stedelijk Museum, and Musee des Arts Decoratifs. Bern, Amsterdam, and Paris, July 25, 1959-May 15, 1961, no. 29 (Bern); no. 26 (Amsterdam); no. 40 (Paris).

Lassaigne, J. "La peinture sans limites," Les Lettres Francaises. 1959.

Sammlung G. David Thompson, Pittsburgh. Exh. cat., Kunsthaus and The Hague. Zurich and Dusseldorf. October 1960-April 1961.

Duthuit, G. "Matisse's Illuminations," Portfolio and Art News Annual, vol. 5 (1962): p. 99 (ill.).

Jacobus, J. Henri Matisse. New York: H. N. Abrams, 1972, p. 51 (ill.).

Autres Dimensions. Exh. cat., Galerie Beyeler. Basel, June-September, 1976, no. 52, (col. ill.).

New York Graphic Society, color poster no. 9085.

Henri Matisse, Paper Cut-Outs. Exh. cat., The National Gallery of Art, DIA, and The St. Louis Art Museum. Detroit, September 10, 1977-March 12, 1978, no. 209 (ill.).

"Family Art Game," Detroit Free Press (April 26, 1981): p. 16 (ill.) [DIA Advertising Supplement].