Henri Matisse, 1869-1954

L'étreinte. The embrace. No 6.

1943

Original linocut. 1943/44. Cut and proofed by Matisse in 1944. Stamped with the artist’s HM blindstamp. Numbered in pencil from the edition of 100 (plus  25 – XXV – proofs).  Edition printed and issued by the Matisse Heirs in 1981. Lino blocks cancelled after the edition. Printed at the Atelier Fequet et Baudier, Paris.

Ref: Duthuit - Matisse Oeuvre Catalogue. Vol 3. No 38/38b.

Superb totally fresh impression. Exceptional untouched condition. On BFK Rives wove paper as chosen by Matisse. The full sheet with margins.
Image: ca. 250 x 190mm. Full untrimmed sheet: 323 x 251mm. 

Price: £2,750 (approx $3,850) (approx €3.135)
 
 
 
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