Henri Matisse

L'Idole

An extremely rare and very early lithograph.

This work was published in 1906 on Japon paper, with the artist's initials and the Auguste Clot ink stamp on the reverse. From an edition of just 25 many of which are held in important public collections, including New York's MOMA.

It was published only months after Matisse very first solo exhibition, soon after the famous "Fauvist" exhibition at the Salon D'Automne and before the meeting with Picasso in 1907 that was to change art forever.

Auguste Clot was the pre-eminent printer of his day. From his Parisien Atelier Clot produced work by Degas, Cézanne, Renoir, Sisley, Redon, Bonnard, Vuillard, Signac, Munch, Rodin and many others.

The sheet measures: 17 ⅝ x 11 in. (403 x 279 mm.) before framing.

The work is referenced in the catalogue of the artists work ‘Deltiel 393’

It is an important, rare and seldom seen work.

£6,250


Superb and rare lithographic poster for an exhibition of Matisse large 'cut-outs' held at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris in1961.

In superb condition and measuring 68 x 48cm.

£1,750


The Verve lithographs - 1958

These lithographs were produced at the end of the artist's life in 1954 and are the only edition of lithographs produced directly by Matisse working with Mourlot.

The images reproduce his iconic pochoir designs and were incorporated into a volume of the French portfolio Verve, ‘Dernieres Oeuvres de Matisse’ celebrating his last works and published posthumously by Teriade in Paris in 1958.

The lithographs are in stunning condition, were produced on cream wove paper and are becoming extremely scarce.

Publisher: Teriade, Paris

Printer: Mourlot Atelier, Paris

Catalogur Raisonne Duthuit 139. Freitag 6231

Seated Blue nude 2. Mounted & framed £1,750
Seated Blue Nude 2. Museum mounted & framed £1,750
Snow flowers Museum mounted £525
Vegetaux. Museum mounted £525
Lierre. Image size: 35.5 x 26.5cm. £475
Nu aux oranges. Museum mounted £575
Nu Bleu IV. Image size: 26.5 x 35.5cm. £1,250
Rosace. Image size: 23cm x 23cm. £375
Acanthes. Image size: 31 x 35cm. £525
Baigneuse dans les Roseaux. Image size: 35.5 x 53cm. £1,750.
Woman with Amphora. 35 x 26cm. £550
Piscine. Panels A and B, Each sheet measures 105 x 35cm. £1,800.
Bateau. Image size: 35.5 x 26.5cm. £550

Photogravures produced by the artist in 1949 from original charcoal drawings. These were included alongside his iconic pochoir designs in the volume of the French portfolio Verve 35-36, ‘Dernieres Oeuvres de Matisse’ celebrating his last works.

The work was printed by Draeger Freres on cream wove paper and published posthumously by Teriade in Paris in 1958.

The lithographs are in stunning condition and are becoming extremely scarce.

Publisher: Teriade, Paris

Printer: Draeger Freres

Catalogur Raisonne Duthuit 139. Freitag 6231

Each £750


Teeny

A rare and stunning linocut, produced by the artist in 1938, on wove paper, from an unsigned edition of approximately 1500 published for ‘XXe Siecle No 4’.

Portrait of Alexina “Teeny” Matisse, the wife of Matisse’s youngest son Pierre who was an art dealer. Teeny was the subject of several portrait sketches by her father-in-law Henri Matisse in 1938. After her separation from Pierre Teeny later moved to New York and married Marcel Duchamp in 1954.

The full sheet measures 305 x 230mm (12 x 9in)

Referenced in the catalogue of his work (Duthuit 723)

Mounted and framed to museum standards

£2,500