• Old Master, Modern & Contempor auction at Christies

    Sale 7747

    Old Master, Modern & Contemporary Prints

    17 September 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 55

    Henri Matisse (1869-1954)

    Ronsard, Florilège des Amours, Albert Skira, Paris, 1948 (D. books 25)

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    Henri Matisse (1869-1954)
    Ronsard, Florilège des Amours, Albert Skira, Paris, 1948 (D. books 25)
    the complete set of 128 lithographs in sepia, 28 hors-texte, 98 en-texte and two for the cover, on Arches, with title, text and justification, signed on the justification by the artist and publisher in black and blue ink respectively, copy number 294, from the edition of three hundred (there were also twenty hors commerce copies), the full sheets, pale light-staining, occasional scattered foxing, otherwise in good condition, loose (as published), original paper-covered boards with purple suede spine (faded), and slipcase, with some wear and discolouration(portfolio)
    402 x 304 mm. (overall)


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