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Henri Matisse - Jeune fille au Col d’organdie

Henri Matisse Jeune Fille au Coi d' Organdie

Original Lithograph on chine volant paper, 1923, signed by the artist in pencil

Reference:  Catalogue Raisonee de l’oeuvre grave, Claude Duthuit number: 428, page 36

Edition:  One of the 10 artists proofs (Inscribed in pencil: 5/10 ep d’artiste) . There was also a signed and numbered edition of 50

Size:  140 x 206 mms (Image size); 290 x 375 mms (Paper size)

Public Collections: 

Bibliothèque National, Paris ; 

Musee Matisse, Nice ;  

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 

Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore

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.

Notes: Matisse produced his best lithographs in the ‘20s. He characteristically used crayon on transfer paper rather than directly on stone so that the lithographs achieved the clean, clear lines of his drawing together with depth and volume. In focusing on line without the distractions of colour, Matisse discovered that “the likeness of a portrait comes from the contrast which exists between the face of the model and other faces, in a world from its own particular asymmetry.