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. 


Hand-Signed Works


Tête de Femme

A beautiful and rare hand-signed lithograph.

Published in 1948 and signed in pencil, from the edition of 300.

Included as the frontispiece to Pierres Levées Poems de Jules Romain, on wove paper with full margins.

Framed to museum standards.

  • Medium: Lithograph
  • Date: 1948
  • Edition: 300
  • Dimensions:  20.5 x 15 cm (sheet measures)
  • Signature: Hand - signed by the artist
  • Certified by: Hidden Gallery

  • £9,750


    Figure Allongée Devant Uncarrelage - Hand signed

    An extremely rare and early etching published in 1929.

    Signed and numbered from the edition of 25 in pencil, on Chine appliqué mounted onto wove support, with full margins. 

    In superb, bright condition.

    Referenced in the catalogue of the artist's work (Duthuit 204)

  • Medium: Etching
  • Date: 1929
  • Dimensions:  11.7 x 19.6 cm (sheet measures)
  • Signature: Signed and numbered by the artist
  • Certified by: Hidden Gallery

  • £13,750


    Exposition Des Dessins D'Etude 

    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.

    Why is this rare? 

    These pieces are in excellent condition.

    The posters were largely put up in public places around the South of France as a means of drumming up publicity for the exhibition. Most of these would have been ripped down or pasted over, which means that few can be found in good condition today. These posters have become extremely sought after due to their scarcity - especially those with the artist's signature.

  • Medium: Lithographic poster
  • Date: 1949
  • Dimensions:  60.5 x 39.5 cm. (23.8 x 15.6 in.) before framing.
  • Printed by: Atelier Mourlot, Paris
  • Signature: Signed and dated by the artist
  • Certified by: Hidden Gallery

  • £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. 

    Referenced in: Les affiches originales des Maitres de l'Ecole de Paris (Original Posters from the School of Paris Masters), Fernand Mourlot, p. 40.

    Why is this rare? 

    Thanks to Mourlot, exhibition posters have become collectible works of art in their own right. From the 1930's, Mourlot became the place for artists and galleries to create their posters for upcoming exhibitions. However, this was not a relationship where an artist left a printer to simply re-create and publish an original painting. Instead, Fernand Mourlot first invited artists to learn the skill of lithography alongside the master printers of the studio, working directly on the stones to create original artworks. This led to a permanent collaboration between artist and print-maker, meaning the lithographs are an undeniable part of the artist’s original genius and work.

    What is more, the posters were largely put up in public places as a means of drumming up publicity for the exhibition. Most of these would have been ripped down or pasted over, which means that few can be found in good condition today.

    These posters have become extremely sought after due to their scarcity.

    • Medium: Lithograph
    • Date: 1947
    • Dimensions:  65 x 100cm
    • Signed: Boldly signed in black fountain pen to lower right
    • Printed by: Atelier Mourlot, Paris
    • Published by: Syndicat d'Initiative
    • Certified by: Hidden Gallery

    Framed to museum standards.

    £12,250


    Also available unsigned

    £3,250


    Sought After Lithographs


    L'Art Independant, 1937

    A rare, important and beautiful lithograph. 

    Commissioned in 1937 by the ‘Musée du Petit Palais’, Paris and issued as a poster for the important exhibition ‘Les Maîtres de l'art indépendant, 1895-1937’. 

    Why is this rare? 

    Very few examples survive in this fine condition.

    This lithograph marks the first collaboration between Matisse and Fernand Mourlot. The composition is derived from the oil painting ‘Le Rêve.' painted by Matisse in 1935. The exhibition ‘Les Maîtres de l'art indépendant’ was an important statement on French art just before the Second World War. 

    Referenced in: Les Affiches Originales des Maitres de l'Ecole de Paris, Andre Sauret, Paris 1959, page 12

    • Medium: Lithograph on smooth pale cream wove poster paper
    • Date: 1937
    • Dimensions: 74.8 x 49.5 cm
    • Printer by: Atelier Mourlot, Paris
    • Certified by: Hidden Gallery

    £3,250  


    Musee National D'Art Moderne

    A rare and sought after lithograph produced by Mourlot for an exhibition of the artist's work at the  Musée national d'Art moderne in 1956.

    Measuring 72x 52 cm and in beautiful condition with strong rich inks.

    Why is this rare? 

    These pieces are in excellent condition.

    The posters were largely put up in public places as a means of drumming up publicity for the exhibition. Most of these would have been ripped down or pasted over, which means that few can be found in good condition today. These posters have become extremely sought after due to their scarcity.


  • Medium: Lithograph
  • Date: 1956
  • Dimensions: 72  x 52 cm
  • Printed by: Atelier Mourlot, Paris
  • Certified by: Hidden Gallery

  • £2,500


    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. 

    Published  to promote the city of Nice - France Cote d'Azur - and the Matisse Museum.

  • Medium: Lithograph
  • Date: 1950
  • Dimensions:  99 x 62.5cm and mounted on linen.
  • Printed by: Atelier Mourlot, Paris
  • Published by: the French Government and the General Committee for Tourism
  • Certified by: Hidden Gallery

  • £1,950


    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 and are becoming extremely scarce.

    Referenced in the Catalogue Raisonne: Duthuit 139. Freitag 6231

    Mounted and framed to museum standards.

  • Medium: Lithographs on cream wove paper
  • Date: 1958
  • Printed by: Atelier Mourlot, Paris
  • Published by: Teriade, Paris
  • Certified by: Hidden Gallery
  • All prices include framing to museum standards with Anti UVA glass



    La Chevelure
    £1,850
    Nu Bleu I
    £1,650
    Nu Bleu II
    £1,650

    Nu Bleu III
    £1,650
    Nu Bleu IV
    1,650
    Nu Bleu X £675

    Femme a L'Amphore et Grenade
    £675
    Venus
    £575
    Femme a L'Amphore
    £675

    Nue Bleu Avec Bas Verts £875
    Baigneuses Dans Les Roseaux
    £875
    Blue Nude Skipping
    £675

    Danseuse Créole
    £825
    Zulma
    £575
    Nuit de Noël
    £525

    La Gerbe
    £1,250
    La Perruche Et La Siréne
    £1,500
    Décoration - Masques
    £675

    Rosace
    £425
    Acanthes
    £750
    L'Escargot
    £750

    Souvenir D'Océanie
    £575
    Lierre
    £525
    Lierre En Fleur
    £525

    Poissons Chinois
    £525
    Fleurs De Neige
    £525
    Végétaux
    £525

    Bateau
    £475
    La Négresse
    £575
    Le Nue Avec Grenuille
    £750

    Vigne
    £525
    Femmes Et Singes
    £625
    Coquelicots
    £525

    Nu Aux Oranges
    £675
    La Tristesse Du Roi
    £1,500
    La Piscine I and II
    £1,200 each

    Les Acrobates
    £475
    Décoration - Fruits
    £675
    Apollon
    £875

    Photogravures

    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.

    Catalogue Raisonne Duthuit 139. Freitag 6231

  • Medium: Photogravures
  • Date: 1949
  • Dimensions:  99 x 62.5cm and mounted on linen.
  • Printed by: Draeger Freres
  • Published by: Teriade, Paris
  • Certified by: Hidden Gallery

  • Each £750 (unframed) £875 framed.


    Rare Exhibition Poster

    A rare lithographic poster for an exhibition in superb condition of Matisse large 'cut-outs' held at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris in 1961.

  • Medium: Lithographic Poster
  • Date: 1961
  • Dimensions:  68 x 48 cm
  • Certified by: Hidden Gallery

  • £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.

    Referenced in the catalogue of his work (Duthuit 723)

    Mounted and framed to museum standards

  • Medium: Linocut
  • Date: 1938
  • Dimensions:  305 x 230 mm 
  • Certified by: Hidden Gallery

  • £2,500