Henri Matisse

Henri Matisse (1869 – 1954) was a French artist, known for both his use of colour and his fluid and original draughtsmanship. He was primarily known as a painter but was also a sculptor and draughtsman.

Matisse is commonly regarded as one of the artists throughout the opening decades of the twentieth century, responsible for significant developments in painting and sculpture. Matisse helped to define and influence radical contemporary art in the 20th century. 


Exposition De Dessins D'Etudes  Pour La Chapelle Des Dominicaines De Vence.

A fabulous lithographic poster for the exhibition of his studies for the Dominican Chapel in Vence. 

Beautifully signed and dedicated in ink to his old friends and dated 1949.

The work measures  60.5 x 39.5 cm. (23.8 x 15.6 in.) before framing.

£4,250


Nice - Travail et Joie - Hand signed

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

Boldly signed in black fountain pen to lower right.

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

Framed to museum standards.

£12,250


Also available unsigned

£3,250


La Danseuse Creole

An original and sought after vintage lithograph of Matisse' 1950 La Danseuse Creole, gouache paint and cut-out paper artwork, against a white background, with the text below in stylised black letters. Printed in France by Imp. Mourlot, Paris. 

Published by the French Government and the General Committee for Tourism to promote the city of Nice - France Cote d'Azur - and the Matisse Museum.

Measuring 99x62.5cm and mounted on linen.

£1,950


Nausicaa

Hand signed etching with ‘vernis mou’ on wove Arches paper with deckle edges.


A numbered copy 101 from an edition of 150.

Signed lower right and numbered lower left in pencil.

Also inscribed “The Episode of Nausicaa“ (possibly by the artist)

The work is the second sheet 2 of a total of 6 illustrations to James Joyce's "Ulysses".

Published by "The Limited Editions Club", New York 1935.

The image measures 29.5 x 23 cm, the sheet 41.5 x 32 cm.

Referenced in Duthuit - Matisse 236

£8,750


Nu Assis, Bras Gauche Sur la Tete

An original and beautiful lithograph, produced in 1926, on japon paper, with full margins and hand-signed by the artist in pencil.

From an edition of 50 (41/50) (There were also 10 artists proofs)

Size: image: 17 1/4 x 21 in. (43.8 x 53.3cm) ; sheet: 18 1/8 x 22 1/16 in. (46 x 56.3cm).

The work is referenced in the catalogue of the artists work:  Claude Duthuit “Henri Matisse - Catalogue raisonne de l’oeuvre grave Number 473, page 73.


Provenance: From the stock of Henri M Petiet, Paris. The dealers stamp  H.M.P in an oval, verso. Petiet was one of the most famous art dealers of Paris in the post war era. He bought the stock of Vollard on that dealers untimely death and proceeded to become one of the leading print dealers in Paris. The fact that our piece emanates from this source gives authenticity and prominence to it. Petiet’s vast stock has been sold in dozens of auctions over the last 15 years.

£12,000



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













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

Catalogue Raisonne Duthuit 139. Freitag 6231

Each £750 (unframed) £875 framed.


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