Matisse, Henri (1869-1954)
Le bonheur de vivre (The Joy of Life)
Oil on canvas, 176.5 x 240.7 cm
Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia
© Succession H. Matisse, Paris
In the 1906 Salon des Indépendants (March-April) Matisse had only shown a large format painting, Le bonheur de vivre, which was immediately acquired by Leo and Gertrude Stein. At the same time, their brother Michael bought the sketch for Le bonheur de vivre, which had been included in an exhibition at the Galerie Druet, as the same time as the Salon des Indépendants. It was also in the exhibition at the Galerie Druet that Leo and Gertrude acquired Canal du Midi.
Tomàs Llorens (T-B)