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Original linocut. 1943/44. Cut and proofed by Matisse in 1944. Stamped with the artist’s HM blindstamp. Numbered in pencil from the edition of 100 (plus 25 – XXV – proofs). Edition printed and issued by the Matisse Heirs in 1981. Lino blocks cancelled after the edition. Printed at the Atelier Fequet et Baudier, Paris.
Ref: Duthuit – Matisse Oeuvre Catalogue. Vol 3. No 38/38b.
Superb totally fresh impression. Exceptional untouched condition. On BFK Rives wove paper as chosen by Matisse. The full sheet with margins.
Image: ca. 250 x 190mm. Full untrimmed sheet: 323 x 251mm.