• Old Master, Modern & Contempor auction at Christies

    Sale 7747

    Old Master, Modern & Contemporary Prints

    17 September 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 57

    Henri Matisse (1869-1954)

    One plate, from: Echos (D.-M. books 32)

    Price Realised  

    Henri Matisse (1869-1954)
    One plate, from: Echos (D.-M. books 32)
    lithograph in cream and black, 1951, on Arches, signed and dedicated 'à Denise Arokas avec toute sa jeunesse 3 Nov. 53' in black ink, from the edition of fifty, published by Mourlot, Paris, 1952, the full sheet, the paper toned, otherwise in good condition; with Madame de Pompadour recoit le mardi 20 Novembre 1951 au Pavillon de Marsan á 22 heures after Henri Matisse, lithograph in colours, on Arches, signed, dated '9/11 51' and dedicated 'á Denise Arokas' in brown ink, several repaired tears, retouched in places
    L. 252 x 170 mm., S. 310 x 205 mm. L. 718 x 540 mm., S. 575 x 783 mm. (2)


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    Provenance

    A gift from the artist to Mme. Denise Arokas.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that D.-M. books 32 is dated Nov. 52 and not 53 as stated in the catalogue description.


    Pre-Lot Text

    From the collection of Madame Denise Arokas.