13 July 2016
[MATISSE] — MALLARMÉ, Stéphane (1842-1898). Poésies. Eaux-fortes originales de Henri-Matisse. Lausanne: Albert Skira & Cie., 1932.
4° (326 x 240 mm). Original drawing signed and dated by Henry Matisse, suite of 29 plates on japon with remarques in black, suite of 29 plates on chine with remarques in black and 3 extra refusées plates. FINELY BOUND BY J. ANTHOINE LEGRAIN: black morocco tooled in gilt and blind, sides with interlocking circles, gilt tooled green morocco onlays with gilt dots at intersections and at top and bottom, flat spine similarly tooled, lettered in gilt and blind, pastedowns of red calf tooled in gilt with stylized flower heads with green morocco onlay centres, burgundy reversed calf endpapers, gold speckled paper endleaves, all edges gilt; preserved in a cardboard chemise with black leather label in a coordinating slipcase and with its original wrappers (chemise and slipcase with faint signs of rubbing, one corner a touch rubbed).
AN EXTREMELY RARE COPY ON MANUFACTURE IMPERIAL JAPAN PAPER. THIS COPY NO. 3 OF ONLY 5 COPIES WITH AN ORIGINAL DRAWING SIGNED BY MATISSE IN 1928, A SUITE ON JAPON WITH REMARQUES IN BLACK, A SUITE ON CHINE WITH REMARQUES IN BLACK AND 3 EXTRA REFUSÉES PLATES. ‘Matisse pushed simplicity and linearity to the extreme in the exquisite etchings for this publication. With this 1932 volume and Picasso’s Les Métamorphoses of 1931, Albert Skira published consecutively two of the greatest artists’ books of the century’ (Artists’ Books in the Modern Era). Castleman p. 92; Duthuit 5; Garvey 196; Artists’ Books in the Modern Era 101; From Manet to Hockney 95.
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