Henri Matisse, Masque (Mask)

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  • Condition Report

  • Provenance

    Louis Broder, Paris
    Private Collection, France

  • Exhibited

    Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, Matisse. L'œuvre gravé, 30 April - 30 September 1970, cat no. 152 (illustrated p. 82)
    Rome, Complesso del Vittoriano, Matisse e Bonnard: Viva la pittura!, 6 October 2006 - 4 February 2007, cat no. 221, pp. 480- 481 (illustrated p. 481)
    Le Cannet, Espace Bonnard, Bonnard Matisse: La Méditerranée, 21 April - 1 July 2007 and 3 July - 16 September 2007, pp. 8-9 and pp. 124-125

  • Literature

    Claude Duthuit 564

  • Catalogue Essay

    After meeting in the studio of Gustave Moreau in 1896, Henri Matisse and André Rouveyre established a firm friendship, exchanging 1,182 letters over their lifetime. Their bond was strengthened whilst seeking refuge in the South of France during the First World War, and led to their collaboration on several edition portfolios as well as to Rouveyre sitting for both Matisse and Amedeo Modigliani for numerous portraits.

  • Artist Bio

    Henri Matisse

    French • 1869 - 1954

    The leading figure of the Fauvist movement at the turn of the 20th century, Henri Matisse is widely regarded as the giant of modern art alongside friend and rival Pablo Picasso. Working as a painter, draughtsman, printmaker and sculptor for over five decades, he radically challenged traditional conventions in art by experimenting with vivid colors, flat shapes and distilled line. Rather than modeling or shading to lend volume to his pictures, the French artist employed contrasting areas of unmodulated color. Heavily influenced by the art and visual culture of non-Western cultures, his subjects ranged from nudes, dancers, odalisques, still lifes and interior scenes and later evolved into the graphic semi-abstractions of his cut-outs of his late career. 

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Henri Matisse, Masque (Mask)

1945
Lithograph, on Arches paper, with full margins.
I. 22.3 x 15.8 cm (8 3/4 x 6 1/4 in.)
S. 37.7 x 28.4 cm (14 7/8 x 11 1/8 in.)

Signed, numbered '4/4 ép. d'artiste' and dedicated 'à André Rouveyre' in pencil (an artist's proof, the edition was 12), framed.

Estimate
£5,000 - 7,000 

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London Auction 24 January 2019