Henri Matisse (1869 – 1954)

Femme de Face avec Remorques

Medium: Original Etching on Arches paper with no margins, an unsigned (as normal) proof

Description: 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 workingwith 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 de- signed 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.

Edition: of 145

Unsigned (as normal) proof

Year: 1932

Size: 33.3 x 25 cms (Paper size)


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