CHANT DE MINOS COVER (Variant I)

Henri Matisse
CHANT DE MINOS COVER (Variant I)
Linocut
1944

An original Henri Matisse Linocut print.

1944

Linocut printed in blue ink on white Rives wove paper

A richly printed impression of the definitive state. From an edition of 100, numbered in pencil lower left {there were 125 impressions printed on velin de Rives paper and numbered 1 to 100 in Arabic numerals; 25 were reserved hors commerce and numbered I to XXV in Roman numerals.

Catalog: Duthuit 38

Sheet Size: 12 3/4 x 19 1/2 inches

One of 71 full page linocut plates (apart from the cover and many designs and illuminations in the text also created in linocut) illustrating the Henry de Montherlant text. The impression were printed from the artist’s original linoleum blocks by Marthe Fequet and Pierre Baudier, Paris, and issued in the two volume album “Pasiphae/Chant de Minos.”

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