Henri Matisse

Nice Travail et Joie - Published 1947,

A rare and beautiful lithograph from an original painting by Matisse, published in 1947 by Syndicat d'Initiative de Nice. Produced on Arches paper, mounted on linen and in stunning condition.

Measuring 65 x 100cm and referenced in: Les affichesoriginales des Maitres de l'Ecole de Paris (Original Posters from the School of Paris Masters), Fernand Mourlot, p. 40.

Matisse enjoyed this piece so much that it can be seen pinned to the wall in his studio in Nice 3 years later in 1950. Framed to museum standards.

£3,250


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

Catalogue Raisonne Duthuit 139. Freitag 6231

Blue Nude 3
Blue Nude X
Blue Nude 2
Nude with Amphora
Blue Nude V
Baigneuse
L'escargot
Souvenir D'Oceanie
Lierre
Lierre en fleur
Poison Chine
Snow Flowers
Vegetaux
Creole Dancer
La Negresse
La Gerbe
Acanthes
Rosace
Bateau
Decoration Masques
Decoration Fruits
Piscine. Panels A and B

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.

£Sold 4/11/17


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


Rare Exhibition Poster

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


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