17 September 2009
Henri Matisse (1869-1954)
Pour Versailles, from: La Pompadour (D.-M. 665)
lithograph, 1951, on Chine appliqué, signed, dedicated à Denise Arokas qui m'a prêté la fraicheur de son sourire 18/11 52 and inscribed Essai in pencil, a proof aside from the edition of two hundred (there were also 15 artist's proofs), the full sheets, a deckle edge below, the paper toned, very pale mottled discoloration in the margins, pinholes at the sheet corners, otherwise in good condition
L. 357 x 300 mm., S. 545 x 378 mm.
A gift from the artist to Mme. Denise Arokas.
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