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France 1869 – 1954



Title page 1944 Description: from Pasiphaé, Chant de Minos

Collection Title: Pasiphaé, Chant de Minos (Les crétois) [Pasiphaé, Song of Minos] (The Cretans) by Henri de Montherlant
Page: Title/blank/11/12
Creation Notes: 1944, published
Materials & Technique: prints, relief letterpress, printed in black ink; linocut, in red ink, upper border (pages 11, 12) Support: old Japan
Impression: 20
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: No inscriptions
Secondary Insc: title printed centre, in black and red ink, 'H.DE MONTHERLANT/ PASIPHAÉ/ CHANT DE MINOS / (LES CRÉTOIS)/ Gravures originals par / HENRI MATISSE / MARTIN FABIANI, EDITEUR'
Dimensions: image 23.8 h x 17.2 w cm sheet (folded) 33.0 h x 25.2 w cm sheet (open) 33.0 h x 50.2 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Duthuit,Garnaud(1988),10
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1979
Accession No: NGA