An original Henri Matisse aquatint print.
Original aquatint printed in colors on wove paper.
A superb impression of the definitive state, from the edition published by the Calcographie du Louvre, Paris, bearing its credit line in the plate lower center and blindstamp in the lower margin; apart from the edition of 200 published earlier by the Galerie Bernheim-Jeune. The image transcribed onto the copper plate by Jacques Villon with the collaboration of the artist after Matisse’s original design, bearing the credit lines H. Matisse Pinxt and Jacques Villon Scl. at the lower plate edge.
Catalog: Colette de Ginestet et Catherine Pouillon, Jacques Villon: Les estampes et les illustrations catalogue raisonné, Arts et Métiers Graphiques, Paris, 1979, no. E645.
15 x 10 inches