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  • Provenance

    University of California, General Library Collection, Berkeley (inkstamp on the reverse)

  • Literature

    Claude Duthuit 236, see books no. 6

  • Artist Biography

    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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Property from a Private New York Collection

163

Nausicaa, from Ulysses portfolio

1935
Soft-ground etching, on Arches paper, with full margins,
I. 11 3/8 x 9 in (28.9 x 22.9 cm);
S. 16 3/8 x 12 1/2 in (41.6 x 31.8 cm)

signed and numbered 18/150 in pencil (there was also a book edition of 1500 published by The Limited Editions Club, Connecticut), very pale light- and mat staining, traces offoxing, otherwise in very good condition, framed.

Estimate
$3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for $4,375

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