Henri Matisse Etching: Femme de Face avec Remorques (s.8505)
This Henri Matisse Etching: Flowers with two Remorques has been professionally framed. If you’d like to make a purchase or have your questions answered please contact us or drop by our store in the beautiful environs of Woodstock.
Medium: Original Etching, 1932 , on Arches paper, with no margins, and unsigned (as normal) proof. Three remorques, 2 left, one right, all depicting woman’s heads.
Printed by: Roger Lacouriere, Paris, France in 1932.
Published by: Albert Skira et Cie, Editeurs.
Size: 333 x 250 mms (Paper size).
Provenance: Roger Labourer, Paris (The printer).
Literature: Claude Duthuit: Catalogue Raisonee des ouvrages illustres: Number 5 – illustrated page 26.
Condition: In good condition with very minor foxing.
This was published in a book entitled “Poesies” by Stephen Mallard in 1932. The work had 29 etchings by Henri Matisse. The published, Albert Skira, had already had a great success in working with Picasso on “Les Metamorphoses d’Ovide” and turned to Matisse for his second publication. Matisse was fairly new to book illustrator at this period and this was his first work where he needed to illustrate a number of poems in an artistic way. The illustrations were designed to complement rather then enhance the poetry. Matisse concentrated on what he did best: woman – her beauty , whether nude or adorned, her hair, her jewels.
Curious to know more about Calder? Here’s a BBC documentary on Matisse.