Tête de femme

Henri Matisse
Tête de femme
lithograph
1948

An original hand-signed Henri Matisse lithograph print.

1948

Original lithograph printed in black ink on chine appliqué (China paper mounted on wove paper bearing the Lana Ram’s Head watermark).

Hand-signed in pencil lower right H. Matisse.

A superb impression of the definitive state, from the edition of 300 (there were 25 additional impressions numbered in Roman numerals, and 15 impressions reserved by the artist, for an overall edition of 340). Commissioned as the frontispiece to the deluxe edition of the Jules Romains book Pierres Levées, Poèmes (Raised Stones, Poems), bearing the letterpress title of the book on the verso. Published by Ernest Flammarion, Paris, 1948; printed at Atelier Fernand Mourlot, Paris, April 1, 1948.

Catalog: Fribourg livres illustrés 25; Claude Duthuit 23

8 x 5 inches

Sheet Size: 9 x 7 inches

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