Polynésia from the larger tapestry of the same title
146.0 x 84.0 cm
Signature & date
Signed l.r., woven in blue "Matisse". Signed u.r., woven in blue "RUH". Dated u.r., woven in light blue ".../ 1956".
Gift of the French Government 1956
Not on display
© the artists and their estates.© Succession H Matisse. Licensed by Copyright Agency
Shown in 4 exhibitions
Purchases and Acquisitions for 1956, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 15 Mar 1957–31 Mar 1957
Tapestry exhibition, Embroiderers' Guild of New South Wales, Sydney, 1967–1967
Harbour, Museum of Sydney, Sydney, 05 Aug 2000–03 Dec 2000
Matisse and the moderns, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 25 Apr 2015–25 Oct 2015
Referenced in 9 publications
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales picturebook, Sydney, 1972, p 50, col illus p 50.
D R W, 'Contemporary French Tapestries', Le courrier australien, 06 Apr 1956, p 5.
Peter Emmett, Sydney: metropolis, suburb, harbour, Glebe, 2000, p 170, colour illus p 169.
Purchases and Acquisitions for 1957, National Art Gallery of N.S.W., Sydney, 1957, p 31, no 107.
'French tapestry, gift to the Gallery', Sydney Morning Herald, 20 Apr 1956, illus.
'Tapestry for art gallery', Daily Telegraph, 20 Apr 1956.
'Mere chatter', Sydney Morning Herald, 19 Apr 1956.