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The Swimmer in the Aquarium
by Henri Matisse

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Edition Size: 250

Sheet Size: 16 5/8 x 25 5/8 inches

Reference: Fribourg-livres illustres no. 9; Claude Duthuit no. 22.


Condition: Pristine

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A superb example of the definitive state, from the album edition of 250 (apart from the unfolded edition of 100). One of 20 pochoirs illustrating the artist’s own text titled Jazz, the album published by Efstratios Teriade, Paris, 1947; stencils cut and printed by Edmond Variel.

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Henri Matisse

French artist Henri Matisse was born in 1869 in Le Cateau-Cambrésis, France. is known as one of the most influential and prominent artists of the early twentieth century. Matisse is most known for being a painter, but he was also a draughtsman, printmaker and sculptor. He began his life studying law in Paris, destined to become a lawyer. However, he suffered a bout of appendicitis and was brought art materials by his mother whilst he recovered. It was at this serendipitous point that Matisse discovered art.

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