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Henri MATISSE

France 1869 – 1954

Poésies (Half-title and signature) 1932 Description: deluxe edition illustrated book

Collection Title: Poésies [Poetry], by Stéphane Mallarmé (Lausanne: Albert Skira & Cie, 1932) 164pp with 29 etchings, suite of 29 etchings on Japan
Creation Notes: 1932, published
Materials & Technique: prints, illustrated books, letterpress, printed in black ink Support: japon imperiale
Impression: 23/30
Edition: edition 145 numbered and signed by the artist. 30 on japon imperiale; 5 numbered 1-5 each with a suite on japon with remarks in black; a suite on chine with remarks in black and on original drawing by the artist; 25 numbered 6 to 30 containing a suite on japon and remarks in black; 95 numb 31 to 125 on velin d'Arches;20HC,numb I-XX reserv'd for artist,collaborators
Publisher: SKIRA, Albert
Place Published: Lausanne
Date Published: 1932

Primary Insc: signed and numbered, centre, in black ink, '23/ Henri Matisse' (page 4) not dated
Secondary Insc: printed, centre, in black letterpress, 'POÉSIES' (half-title page) printed, centre, in black letterpress, 'EXEMPLAIRE NUMÉRO' (page 4)
Dimensions: sheet (folded) 33.0 h x 24.8 w cm sheet (open) 33.0 h x 49.7 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Duthuit,Garnaud(1988),5
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1980
Accession No: NGA 80.4074.1.3