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France 1869 – 1954



Pasiphaé (Title and signature) 1944
Collection Title: Pasiphaé, Chant de Minos (Les crétois) [Pasiphaé, Song of Minos] (The Cretans) by Henri de Montherlant
Page: blank/blank/title/si
Creation Notes: 1944, published
Materials & Technique: prints, illustrated books, relief letterpress, printed in black ink Support: old Japan
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 in black ink, lower centre, 'Henri Matisse' not dated
Secondary Insc: printed on title page, in black ink, 'PASIPHAÉ' verso: printed in black ink, 'JUSTIFICATION DU TIRAGE...Exemplaire No 20'
Dimensions: sheet (folded) 33.2 h x 25.2 w cm sheet (open) 33.2 h x 50.2 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Duthuit,Garnaud(1988),10
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1979
Accession No: NGA