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France 1869 – 1954

Pasiphaé, Chant de Minos (Les crétois) [Pasiphaé, Song of Minos] (The Cretans) [Pasiphaé: Chant de Minos [Pasiphaé: Song of Minos] by Henri de Montherlant (Paris: Martin Fabiani, 1944)] 1944 Description: deluxe edition illustrated book with additional suite of 12 plates

Collection Title: Pasiphaé, Chant de Minos (Les crétois) [Pasiphaé: Song of Minos] (The Cretans) by Henri de Montherlant
Creation Notes: 1944, published
Materials & Technique: prints, illustrated books, relief linocut and letterpress, printed in black and red inks, from multiple blocks; additional suite of 12 linocuts, printed in black ink Support: japon ancien; frontispiece on chine; additional suite on chine
Impression: 20/30 of de-luxe edition
Edition: 30 examples on old Japan paper with a suite of 12 plates printed on China numbered 1-30. 200 examples on vélin d'Arches with the watermark of the publisher numbered 31-230; 20 examples H.C. on vélin d'Arches marked I-XX. All books are signed by the artist.
Place Published: Paris: Martin Fabiani, Editeur
Date Published: 1944

Primary Insc: Signed l.c., of justification, pen and ink "Henri Matisse". Not dated.
Dimensions: cover 33.7 h x 26.2 w x 3.6 d cm slip cover 33.8 h x 26.6 w x 4.3 d cm slipcase 34.7 h x 27.0 w x 5.0 d cm page 33.7 h x 26.2 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Duthuit,Garnaud(1988),10
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1980
Accession No: NGA 80.253.1-2.1-12