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Henri Matisse (French, 1869-1954) Original Prints: Ulysses, Paris 1937, and The Dance

Matisse 1: 1929 Pochoirs / Matisse 2: Ulysses (1935) and Paris 1937 / Matisse 3: Linocuts 1939-1950
Matisse 4: Pasiphae (1944), Ronsard (1948), and Apollinaire (1952) / Matisse 5: Images of Women, 1938-1952
Matisse: Repli 1947 / Matisse 6: Last Works / Matisse 7: Blue Nudes (1950-1954)

Gauguin / Camoin / Derain / Rouault / Vlaminck
La maison publique or "Bataille de femmes" (Freiburg 219, Museé Matisse, Matisse L'Art du Livre p. 32). Original soft-ground etching, 1935. 1500 impressions for the Limited Editions Book Club edition of James Joyce's Ulysses published in 1935. There was also a separate suite of the 6 etchings signed and numbered by Matisse in an edition of of 150. Matisse did not read Joyce before executing the etchings, but instead he reread Homer's Odyssey. The prints were very well printed and are frequently included in books on Matisse and exhibitions of Matisse's works (and, in fact, they were on display at the Musée Matisse in Nice during the summers of 1986 and 1999). The justification papge was signed by Matisse, and purchasers of any of the etchings published with the book will receive a xerox of that justification. Image size: 275x214mm. Price: $4000.
Odysseus and Nausicaa. (Freiburg 218, Museé Matisse, Matisse L'Art du Livre p. 32). Original soft-ground etching, 1935. 1500 impressions for the Limited Editions Book Club edition of James Joyce's Ulysses published in 1935. There was also a separae suite of the 6 etchings signed and numbered by Matisse in an edition of of 150. Matisse did not read Joyce before executing the etchings, but instead reread Homer's Odyssey. The prints were very well printed and are frequently included in books on Matisse and exhibitions of Matisse's works (and, in fact, they were on display at the Musée Matisse during the summers of 1986 and 1999). The justification papge was signed by Matisse, and purchasers of any of the etchings published with the book will receive a xerox of that justification). Image size: 270x2134mm. Price: SOLD.
Odysseus blinding Polyphemus. (Freiburg 221Museé Matisse, Matisse L'Art du Livre p. 32). Original soft-ground etching, 1935. 1500 impressions for the Limited Editions Book Club edition of James Joyce's Ulysses published in 1935. There was also a separae suite of the 6 etchings signed and numbered by Matisse in an edition of of 150. Matisse did not read Joyce before executing the etchings, but instead reread Homer's Odyssey. The prints were very well printed and are frequently included in books on Matisse and exhibitions of Matisse's works (and, in fact, they were on display at the Musée Matisse during the summers of 1986 and 1999). The justification papge was signed by Matisse, and purchasers of any of the etchings published with the book will receive a xerox of that justification). Illustrated in Matisse: L'Art du Livre (Nice: Musee Matisse, 1986), p. 33. Image size: 270x2134mm. Price: $3500.
La barque de Ulysse / Odysseus' ship. (Freiburg 220Museé Matisse, Matisse L'Art du Livre p. 32). Original soft-ground etching, 1935. 1500 impressions for the Limited Editions Book Club edition of James Joyce's Ulysses published in 1935. There was also a separae suite of the 6 etchings signed and numbered by Matisse in an edition of of 150. Matisse did not read Joyce before executing the etchings, but instead reread Homer's Odyssey. The prints were very well printed and are frequently included in books on Matisse and exhibitions of Matisse's works (and, in fact, they were on display at the Musée Matisse during the summers of 1986 and 1999). The justification papge was signed by Matisse, and purchasers of any of the etchings published with the book will receive a xerox of that justification). Illustrated in Matisse: L'Art du Livre (Nice: Musee Matisse, 1986), p. 123. Image size: 270x2134mm. Price: SOLD
Ithaca / The Return. (Freiburg 223Museé Matisse, Matisse L'Art du Livre p. 32). Original soft-ground etching, 1935. 1500 impressions for the Limited Editions Book Club edition of James Joyce's Ulysses published in 1935. There was also a separae suite of the 6 etchings signed and numbered by Matisse in an edition of of 150. Matisse did not read Joyce before executing the etchings, but instead reread Homer's Odyssey. The prints were very well printed and are frequently included in books on Matisse and exhibitions of Matisse's works (and, in fact, they were on display at the Musée Matisse during the summers of 1986 and 1999). The justification papge was signed by Matisse, and purchasers of any of the etchings published with the book will receive a xerox of that justification). Image size: 270x2134mm. Price: $3,500.
And now for something completely different, as Monty Python used to say:
Notre Dame. (Freiburg 232). Original etching, 1937. 500 impressions for Paris 1937 (a deluxe volume dedicated to Paris with etchings by Matisse, Vlaminck, Derain, Bonnard, and many others) + proofs with on large paper with wide margins, of which ours is one. Paris 1937 was one of the grand collective projects of the middle third of the 20th century and included orginal etchings by 31 artists including Matisse, Gromaire, Vlaminck, Derain, Dufy, Laurencin, Bonnard, Kisling, and Dunoyer de Segonzac, among others. Signed in the plate. Image size: 340x264mm. Price: SOLD.
Henri Matisse (French, 1869-1954), La Danse (Duthuit books 67). Original color lithograph, 1938. Edition unknown (c. 1200 as published in Verve, in 1938). This work was produced by Matisse for Verve and printed under his supervision. There are two original linoleum cuts printed on the reverse. Matisse had painted two versions of his famous painting of the same title, one in the Barnes Collection, the other in the Hermitage Museum. This is his celebration of the Dance for a larger audience. With the usual centerfold. Image size: 356x521mm. Price: $1950.

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Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Prints and Drawings: Prints by Pierre Bonnard, Georges Braque, Charles Camoin, Mary Cassatt, Paul Cezanne, Henri Edmond Cross, Edgar Degas, Sonia Delaunay, Maurice Denis, André Derain, Susanne Duchamp, Raoul Dufy, Jean-Louis Forain, Pauk Gauguin, Marie Laurencin, Edouard Manet, Henri Matisse, Berthé Morisot, Pablo Picasso, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Georges Rouault, Ker Xavier Roussel, Paul Signac, Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, Suzanne Valadon, Maurice de Vlaminck, James A. McNeill Whistler, and others.

Drawings by Albert Besnard, Andre Barbier, Henri Edmond Cross, Jean-Louis Forain, Eva Gonzales, Marie Laurencin, Maximilien Luce, and Georges Rouault.

Hand-colored prints by Mary Cassatt, Marc Chagall, Sonja Delaunay, Natalya Goncharove, Fernand Léger, Joan Miró, Henri Matisse, and Pablo Picasso.

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