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Frontispiece, from: Fifty Drawings by Henri Matisse

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Edition Size: 1000

Image Size: 14.3 x 9.5 cm

Sheet Size: 30.3 x 21 cm

Reference: Duthuit Books 2


Condition: Good

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Technique: Original Hand Signed and Numbered Etching on Chine Appliqué to Arches Paper

Additional Information: This original etching is hand signed in black ink by the artist “Henri Matisse” at the lower right margin. The work is from the edition of 1,000 published alongside 50 reproductions of the artist’s drawings with text in French by Charles Vildrac. It was printed by Victor Jacquemin, Paris on 18th September 1920 and published by the artist. The work has been inscribed with the number of edition by another hand in the lower left corner.

Literature: Duthuit, C. (1988). Henri Matisse: Catalogue Raisonné des ouvrages illustrés. Paris: Galerie Maeght Lelong.

Reference: Duthuit Books 2

Condition: Very good condition. The sheet very lightly toned in the margins.


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Henri Matisse

Henri Matisse was a French artist known for his use of color and his innovative approach to printmaking. He used a variety of printmaking techniques, including lithography, etching, and aquatint, to create a wide range of prints throughout his career. Matisse’s prints often feature bold, simplified forms and bright, expressive colors.

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