. . . Ornements, bandeaux et culs-de-lampe . . . (Variant VII)
Henry Matisse Linocut
Original linocut printed in black ink on Rives wove paper.
A superb impression of the definitive state from the edition of 100, numbered in pencil in the lower left corner of the sheet (there were 25 additional impressions numbered in Roman numerals, for an overall edition of 125). One of fifteen plates bearing the small linocut designs and illuminations (apart from the cover and thirty full-page linocut plates) used in the illustration of the Henry de Montherlant text “Pasiphaé.” The impressions were printed from the artist’s original linoleum blocks by Marthe Fequet and Pierre Baudier, Paris, and published by Les hétitiers de l’artiste in the album Pasiphaé/Chant de Minos, Vol. II, Paris, 1981.
Bearing the artist’s estate monogram blindstamp in the paper lower right.
Sheet: 12 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches
Image: 9 5/8 x 7 1/16 inches