Bathers with a turtle


Bathers with a Turtle is a painting by Henri Matisse from 1908, collection: The Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis. It was purchased by Joseph Pulitzer, Jr. in 1939 at an auction of Nazi plunder and later given by him to the museum.[1][2] Prior to that it had been in the collection of the Folkwang Museum in Essen, Germany.[3] Pulitzer purchased it at the urging of Matisse's son Pierre Matisse, in order to prevent the artwork from being destroyed, despite the profit from the auction going to the Nazis.[3]

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