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Henri Matisse - Danseuse cambree au visage coupe


Henri Matisse Danseuse cambrée

Original Lithograph, 1927, on  simili-Japon paper, signed by the artist  in pencil. 

Edition:  50 ; there were 9 trial proofs and 10 artists proofs.

Size: Paper size:  57 x 39.9 cms ; image size 45 x 25.5 cms

Reference: ( Catalogue raisonee) Claude Duthuit, volume II,  491

Note: This lithograph was not part of the “Ten Dancers” series but was made immediately afterwards. It has a jauntiness and energy which that series somehow does not possess. In that group the subject is generally at rest and relaxing. In this the dancer is about to spring into an energetic life of whirl and grace. It has a sense of humour, poise and affection for the subject

Provenance:  The stock of Henri M Petiet, Paris. The dealers stamp  H.M.P in an oval, verso. Petiet was one of the most famous art dealers of Paris in the post war era. He bought the stock of Vollard on that dealers untimely death and proceeded to become one of the leading print dealers in Paris. The fact that our piece emanates from this source gives authenticity and prominence to it.

Public Exhibitions: 1981; Paris, Bibliotheque Natiuonale, no 103

1982, Friborg, no 447 et rpr

1972 Victoria & Albert Museum, London, no 37

Public Collections:

Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Matisse Museum, Nice