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Original Linocut - Henri Matisse - Teeny
By Henri Matisse
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Original Linocut by Henri Matisse - Teeny Artist : Henri MATISSE 1938/1959 with the artist's printed monogram and inverted date, as issued 31 x 24 cm References : Duthuit-Matisse Cat...
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1930s Modern Portrait Prints

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Linocut

Nu au Bracelet, Henri Matisse
By Henri Matisse
Located in New York, NY
An image of simplicity and grace, Nu au Bracelet was created by Henri Matisse in 1940 as an original linocut measuring 12 5/8 x 9 5/8 inches (32 x 24.4 cm). From the unsigned and un...
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20th Century Modern Prints and Multiples

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Linocut

Teeny - Original linocut, 1938 - Referenced in Duthuit #723
By Henri Matisse
Located in Paris, FR
Henri MATISSE Teeny Original linocut Printed signature in the plate Date: 1938/1970 On light wove paper 31 x 24 cm (c. 12.5 x 10 in) From the unsigned, unnumbered edition of 1,500 p...
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1930s Modern Portrait Prints

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Linocut

Pasiphae Plate 61
By Henri Matisse
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Linocut on Rives Title: Plate 61 Portfolio: Pasiphae Year: 1981 Edition: XV/XXV Sheet Size: 12 5/8" x 10" Reference: Duthuit 38 bis Signed: No
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1980s Portrait Prints

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Linocut

Pasiphae Plate 40
By Henri Matisse
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Linocut on Rives Title: Plate 40 Portfolio: Pasiphae Year: 1981 Edition: XV/XXV Sheet Size: 12 5/8" x 10" Reference: Duthuit 38 bis Signed: No
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1980s Portrait Prints

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Linocut

Pasiphae Plate 27
By Henri Matisse
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Linocut on Rives Title: Plate 27 Portfolio: Pasiphae Year: 1981 Edition: XV/XXV Sheet Size: 12 5/8" x 10" Reference: Duthuit 38 bis Signed: No
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1980s Portrait Prints

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Linocut

Pasiphae Plate 1
By Henri Matisse
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Linocut on Arches vellum Title: Plate 1: Et il Faudra Mourir sans Avoir Tué le Vent (And He Will Die without Having Killed the Winds) Portfolio: Pasipha...
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1980s Portrait Prints

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Linocut

Pasiphae Plate 39
By Henri Matisse
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Linocut on Rives Title: Plate 39 Portfolio: Pasiphae Year: 1981 Edition: XV/XXV Sheet Size: 12 5/8" x 10" Reference: Duthuit 38 bis Signed: No
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1980s Portrait Prints

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Linocut

Plate 1: Et il Faudra Mourir sans Avoir Tué le Vent, from Pasiphae
By Henri Matisse
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Linocut on Arches vellum Title: Plate 1: Et il Faudra Mourir sans Avoir Tué le Vent (And He Will Die without Having Killed the Winds) Portfolio: Pasipha...
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1940s Portrait Prints

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Linocut

Plate 15: Un Meuglement Different des Autres (A Moo Different from Others)
By Henri Matisse
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Linocut on Arches vellum Title: Plate 15: Un Meuglement Different des Autres (A Moo Different from Others) Portfolio: Pasiphae Year: 1944 Edition: 111/2...
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1940s Animal Prints

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Linocut

". . . Et je me reposerai enfin dans le rien que je convoite . . . "
By Henri Matisse
Located in San Francisco, CA
Original linocut printed in black ink on Rives wove paper. Bearing the artist's estate monogram blindstamp in the paper lower right. A superb impression of the definitive state fro...
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1940s Modern Figurative Prints

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Linocut

Teeny
By Henri Matisse
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Original linocut Title: Teeny Year: 1938 Framed Size: 19" x 16 1/4" Image Size: 11 7/8" x 8 15/16" Sheet Size: 12 1/4" x 9 1/2" Reference: Duthuit 68 Si...
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1930s Fauvist Portrait Prints

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Linocut

  • Teeny
  • Teeny
  • Teeny
  • Teeny
H 19 in. W 16.25 in.
. . . EMPORTÉS JUSQU' AUX CONSTELLATIONS . . . (Variant VIII)
By Henri Matisse
Located in San Francisco, CA
Original linocut printed in black ink on white Rives wove paper. Bearing the artist's estate monogram blindstamp in the paper lower right. A richly printed impression of the de...
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20th Century Modern Figurative Prints

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Linocut

". . . Dors, dormeuse aux longs cils . . . "
By Henri Matisse
Located in San Francisco, CA
Original linocut printed in black ink on Rives wove paper. Bearing the artist's estate monogram blindstamp in the paper lower right. A superb impression of the definitive state fro...
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1940s Modern Figurative Prints

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Linocut

". . . Dors, dormeuse aux longs cils . . . "
By Henri Matisse
Located in San Francisco, CA
Original linocut printed in black ink on Rives wove paper. Bearing the artist's estate monogram blindstamp in the paper lower right. A superb impression of the definitive state fro...
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1940s Modern Figurative Prints

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Linocut

Plate 14: Ténèbres de moi-meme, je m'abandonne à vous
By Henri Matisse
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Linocut on Arches vellum Title: Plate 14: Ténèbres de moi-meme, je m'abandonne à vous (Darkness of Myself, I Surrender to You) Portfolio: Pasiphae Year:...
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1940s Modern Figurative Prints

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Linocut

Pasiphae Frontispiece
By Henri Matisse
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Linocut on Arches vellum Title: Frontispiece Portfolio: Pasiphae Year: 1944 Signed: No (Signed and numbered on the justification page) Edition: 200 Imag...
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1940s Modern Figurative Prints

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Linocut

. . . ET SE COUCHER CHAQUE SOIR DANS SON MALHEUR . . .
By Henri Matisse
Located in San Francisco, CA
Original linocut printed in black ink on Rives wove paper. Bearing the artist's estate monogram blindstamp in the paper lower right. A superb impression of the definitive state...
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20th Century Modern Figurative Prints

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Linocut

Pasiphae Plate 17: J'irai à ce que j'ai voulu, sans fierté comme sans remords
By Henri Matisse
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Linocut on Arches vellum Title: Plate 17: J'irai à ce que j'ai voulu, sans fierté comme sans remords (I go to what I wanted, as much without pride as wi...
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1940s Modern Figurative Prints

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Linocut

Pasiphae Plate 38
By Henri Matisse
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Linocut on Rives Title: Plate 38 Portfolio: Pasiphae Year: 1981 Edition: XV/XXV Framed Size: 17 1/2 x 15 inches Sheet Size: 12 5/8 x 10 inches Reference...
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1980s Modern Portrait Prints

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Linocut

Pasiphae
By Henri Matisse
Located in Washington, DC
Henri Matisse Pasiphae Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Linocut on Rives Portfolio: Pasiphae Year: 1981 Edition: XV/XXV Sheet Size: 12 5/8" x 10" Reference: Duthuit 38
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1980s Nude Prints

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Linocut

  • Pasiphae
  • Pasiphae
  • Pasiphae
  • Pasiphae
H 12.63 in. W 10 in.
Le Retenu
By Henri Matisse
Located in Washington, DC
Henri Matisse Le Retenu Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Original linocut Title: Le Retenu Year: 1939 Framed Size: 18 1/2 x 16 1/4 inches Sheet Size: 14 x 10 1/2 inches
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1930s Figurative Prints

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Linocut

  • Le Retenu
  • Le Retenu
  • Le Retenu
  • Le Retenu
H 18.5 in. W 16.25 in.
. . . Dors, dormeuse aux longs cils . . ."
By Henri Matisse
Located in San Francisco, CA
Original linocut printed in black ink on Rives wove paper. Bearing the artist's estate monogram blindstamp in the paper lower right. A superb impression of the definitive state fro...
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1940s Modern Figurative Prints

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Linocut

". . . Mais soudain le soleil, secouant sa crinière . . ."
By Henri Matisse
Located in San Francisco, CA
Original linocut printed in black ink on Rives wove paper. Bearing the artist's estate monogram blindstamp in the paper lower right. A superb impression of the definitive state fro...
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1940s Modern Figurative Prints

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Linocut

Plate 6: Mais Soudain le Soleil, Secouant sa Criniere
By Henri Matisse
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Linocut on Arches vellum Title: Plate 6: Mais Soudain le Soleil, Secouant sa Criniere (But Suddenly the Sun, Shaking its Mane) Portfolio: Pasiphae Year:...
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1940s Modern Figurative Prints

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Linocut

. . . ET IL FAUDRA MOURIR SANS AVOIR TUÉ LE VENT . . .
By Henri Matisse
Located in San Francisco, CA
Original linocut printed in black ink on Rives wove paper. Bearing the artist's estate monogram blindstamp in the paper lower right. A superb impression of the definitive state...
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20th Century Modern Figurative Prints

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Linocut

. . . ON DIRAIT QU'ELLE NE M'A JAMAIS VUE . . .
By Henri Matisse
Located in San Francisco, CA
Original linocut printed in black ink on Rives wove paper. Bearing the artist's estate monogram blindstamp in the paper lower right. A superb impression of the definitive state...
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20th Century Modern Figurative Prints

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Linocut

ORNEMENTS, BANDEAUX ET CULS-DE-LAMPE (Variant XI)
By Henri Matisse
Located in San Francisco, CA
Bearing the artist's estate monogram blindstamp in the paper lower right. A richly printed impression of the definitive state from the edition of 100, numbered "75/100" in pencil ...
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20th Century Modern More Prints

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Linocut

Pasiphae Plate 42
By Henri Matisse
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Linocut on Rives Title: Plate 42 Portfolio: Pasiphae Year: 1981 Edition: XV/XXV Framed Size: 16 3/4 x 14 1/4 inches Sheet Size: 12 5/8 x 10 inches Refer...
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1980s Modern Portrait Prints

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Linocut

TETE DE FEMME EN MASCARON
By Henri Matisse
Located in Aventura, FL
Linoleum cut printed in colors on wove paper. Duthuit-Matisse 702. Hand signed and numbered by the artist. Image size 7.5 x 6.75 inches. Sheet size 16 x 11.75 inches. Custom fra...
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1930s Contemporary Portrait Prints

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Paper, Linocut

Florentine
By Henri Matisse
Located in London, GB
Linocut on Daragnès paper, Edition of 25 Paper size: 52 x 33 cms (20 1/2 x 13 ins) image size: 18.5 x 14.3 cms (7 5/8 x 5 5/8 ins)
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1930s Impressionist Portrait Prints

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Linocut

  • Florentine
  • Florentine
H 20.48 in. W 13 in.
Original Lithograph - Henri Matisse - Apollinaire
By Henri Matisse
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Original Lithograph - Henri Matisse - Apollinaire Artist : Henri MATISSE 13 x 10 inches Edition: 151/330 References : Duthuit-Matisse Catalogue raisonné 31 MATISSE'S BIOGRAPHY YO...
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1930s Modern Portrait Prints

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Linocut

Original Lithograph - Henri Matisse - Apollinaire
By Henri Matisse
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Original Lithograph - Henri Matisse - Apollinaire Artist : Henri MATISSE 13 x 10 inches Edition: 151/330 References : Duthuit-Matisse Catalogue raisonné 31 MATISSE'S BIOGRAPHY YO...
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1930s Modern Portrait Prints

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Linocut

Original Lithograph - Henri Matisse - Apollinaire
By Henri Matisse
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Original Lithograph - Henri Matisse - Apollinaire Artist : Henri MATISSE 13 x 10 inches Edition: 151/330 References : Duthuit-Matisse Catalogue raisonné 31 MATISSE'S BIOGRAPHY YO...
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1930s Modern Portrait Prints

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Linocut

Henri Matisse (French 1869 - 1954); Teeny; Linocut
By Henri Matisse
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Henri Émile Benoît Matisse (French: [ɑ̃ʁi emil bənwɑ matis]; 31 December 1869 – 3 November 1954) was a French artist, known for both his use of colour and his fluid and original drau...
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1930s Figurative Prints

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Linocut

Pasiphae Plate 59
By Henri Matisse
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Linocut on Rives Title: Plate 59 Portfolio: Pasiphae Year: 1981 Edition: XV/XXV Sheet Size: 12 5/8" x 10" Framed Size: 16 3/4" x 14 1/4" Reference: Duth...
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1980s Portrait Prints

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Linocut

Le Retenu
By Henri Matisse
Located in Washington, DC
Henri Matisse Le Retenu Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Original linocut Title: Le Retenu Year: 1939 Framed Size: 18 1/4 x 16 inches Sheet Size: 14 x 10 1/2 inches
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1930s Figurative Prints

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Linocut

  • Le Retenu
  • Le Retenu
  • Le Retenu
  • Le Retenu
H 18.25 in. W 16 in.
Pasiphae Plate 37
By Henri Matisse
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Linocut on Rives Title: Plate 37 Portfolio: Pasiphae Year: 1981 Edition: XV/XXV Framed Size: 15 1/8 x 17 5/8 inches Sheet Size: 12 5/8 x 10 inches Refer...
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1980s Portrait Prints

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Linocut

Pierre A Feu
By Henri Matisse
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Original linocut Title: Pierre A Feu Year: 1947 Edition Size: 950 Framed Size: 19 x 16 1/4 inches Sheet Size: 9 5/8 x 8 1/4 inches Reference: Duthuit 17...
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1940s Portrait Prints

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Linocut

Pasiphae (Book II)
By Henri Matisse
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Linocut Portfolio: Pasiphae (Book II) Year: 1981 Edition: 62/100 Framed Size: 25 x 21 inches Sheet Size: 12 5/8 x 10 inches Reference: Duthuit 38 bis Si...
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1980s Animal Prints

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Linocut

Pasiphae Plate 22
By Henri Matisse
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Linocut on Rives Title: Plate 22 Portfolio: Pasiphae Year: 1981 Edition: XV/XXV Framed Size: 18 3/4 x 15 inches Sheet Size: 12 5/8 x 10 inches Reference...
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1980s Modern Portrait Prints

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Linocut

Pasiphae Plate 32
By Henri Matisse
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Linocut on Rives Title: Plate 24 Portfolio: Pasiphae Year: 1981 Edition: XV/XXV Framed Size: 17 1/2 x 15 inches Sheet Size: 12 5/8 x 10 inches Reference...
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1980s Modern Portrait Prints

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Linocut

Pasiphae Plate 53
By Henri Matisse
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Linocut on Rives Title: Plate 53 Portfolio: Pasiphae Year: 1981 Edition: XV/XXV Framed Size: 17 1/2 x 15 inches Sheet Size: 12 5/8 x 10 inches Reference...
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1980s Modern Portrait Prints

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Linocut

Pasiphae Plate 25
By Henri Matisse
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Linocut on Rives Title: Plate 24 Portfolio: Pasiphae Year: 1981 Edition: XV/XXV Framed Size: 17 1/2 x 15 inches Sheet Size: 12 5/8 x 10 inches Reference...
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1980s Modern Portrait Prints

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Linocut

Pasiphae Plate 48
By Henri Matisse
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Linocut on Rives Title: Plate 48 Portfolio: Pasiphae Year: 1981 Edition: XV/XXV Framed Size: 17 1/2 x 15 inches Sheet Size: 12 5/8 x 10 inches Reference...
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1980s Modern Portrait Prints

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Linocut

Pasiphae Plate 54
By Henri Matisse
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Linocut on Rives Title: Plate 54 Portfolio: Pasiphae Year: 1981 Edition: XV/XXV Framed Size: 17 1/2 x 15 inches Sheet Size: 12 5/8 x 10 inches Reference...
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1980s Modern Portrait Prints

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Linocut

Florentine
By Henri Matisse
Located in London, GB
Linocut on Daragnès paper, Edition of 25 Paper size: 52 x 33 cms (20 1/2 x 13 ins) image size: 18.5 x 14.3 cms (7 5/8 x 5 5/8 ins)
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1930s Impressionist Portrait Prints

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Linocut

  • Florentine
  • Florentine
H 20.48 in. W 13 in.
Pasiphae Plate 36
By Henri Matisse
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Linocut on Rives Title: Plate 36 Portfolio: Pasiphae Year: 1981 Edition: XV/XXV Sheet Size: 12 5/8" x 10" Reference: Duthuit 38 bis Signed: No
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1980s Portrait Prints

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Linocut

. . . ET IL FAUDRA MOURIR SANS AVOIR TUÉ LE VENT . . .
By Henri Matisse
Located in San Francisco, CA
1944 Original linocut printed in black ink on Rives wove paper. Bearing the artist's estate monogram blindstamp in the paper lower right. A superb impression of the definiti...
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20th Century Modern Portrait Prints

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Linocut

Pasiphae
By Henri Matisse
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Linocut on Rives Portfolio: Pasiphae Year: 1981 Edition: XV/XXV Framed Size: 16 3/4" x 14" Sheet Size: 12 5/8" x 10" Reference: Duthuit 38 bis Signed: No
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1980s Abstract Prints

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Linocut

  • Pasiphae
  • Pasiphae
  • Pasiphae
  • Pasiphae
H 16.75 in. W 14 in.
Pasiphae Plate 5: Dors, Dormeuse aux Longs Cils
By Henri Matisse
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Linocut on Arches vellum Title: Plate 5: Dors, Dormeuse aux Longs Cils (Sleep, Sleeper with Long Eyelashes) Portfolio: Pasiphae Year: 1944 Edition: 200 ...
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1940s Portrait Prints

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Linocut

Pasiphae Plate 5: Dors, Dormeuse aux Longs Cils
By Henri Matisse
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Linocut on Arches vellum Title: Plate 5: Dors, Dormeuse aux Longs Cils (Sleep, Sleeper with Long Eyelashes) Portfolio: Pasiphae Year: 1944 Signed: No (S...
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1940s Modern Figurative Prints

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Linocut

. . . MAIS SOUDAIN LE SOLEIL, SECOUANT SA CRINIÈRE . (Variant I)
By Henri Matisse
Located in San Francisco, CA
Original linocut printed in black ink on white Rives wove paper. Bearing the artist's estate monogram blindstamp in the paper lower right. A richly printed impression of the de...
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20th Century Modern Figurative Prints

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Linocut

. . . EMPORTÉS JUSQU' AUX CONSTELLATIONS . . . 
By Henri Matisse
Located in San Francisco, CA
Original linocut printed in black ink on Rives wove paper. Bearing the artist's estate monogram blindstamp in the paper lower right. A superb impression of the definitive sta...
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20th Century Modern Figurative Prints

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Linocut

. . . DORS, DORMEUSE AUX LONGS CILS . . .
By Henri Matisse
Located in San Francisco, CA
Original linocut printed in black ink on Rives wove paper. Bearing the artist's estate monogram blindstamp in the paper lower right. A superb impression of the definitive state...
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20th Century Modern Figurative Prints

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Linocut

Pasiphae Plate 44
By Henri Matisse
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Linocut on Rives Title: Plate 44 Portfolio: Pasiphae Year: 1981 Edition: XV/XXV Framed Size: 17 1/2 x 15 inches Sheet Size: 12 5/8 x 10 inches Reference...
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1980s Modern Portrait Prints

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Linocut

Pasiphae Plate 24
By Henri Matisse
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Linocut on Rives Title: Plate 24 Portfolio: Pasiphae Year: 1981 Edition: XV/XXV Framed Size: 16 3/4 x 14 1/4 inches Sheet Size: 12 5/8 x 10 inches Refer...
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1980s Modern Portrait Prints

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Linocut

Pasiphae Plate 23
By Henri Matisse
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Linocut on Rives Title: Plate 23 Portfolio: Pasiphae Year: 1981 Edition: XV/XXV Framed Size: 17 1/2" x 15" Sheet Size: 12 5/8" x 10" Reference: Duthuit 38
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1980s Modern Portrait Prints

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Linocut

. . . ELLE Y POSE SA JOUE . . . ELLE L'EMBRASSE . . .
By Henri Matisse
Located in San Francisco, CA
Original linocut printed in black ink on Rives wove paper. Bearing the artist's estate monogram blindstamp in the paper lower right. A superb impression of the definitive state...
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20th Century Modern Figurative Prints

Materials

Linocut

. . . DORS, DORMEUSE AUX LONGS CILS . . .
By Henri Matisse
Located in San Francisco, CA
Original linocut printed in black ink on Rives wove paper. Bearing the artist's estate monogram blindstamp in the paper lower right. A superb impression of the definitive state...
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20th Century Modern Figurative Prints

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Linocut

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Henri Matisse Linocut For Sale on 1stDibs

You are likely to find exactly the henri matisse linocut you’re looking for on 1stDibs, as there is a broad range for sale. In our selection of items, you can find Modern examples as well as a Impressionist version. Adding a henri matisse linocut to a room that is mostly decorated in warm neutral tones can yield a welcome change — find a piece on 1stDibs that incorporates elements of black, gray, white, beige and more. These artworks were handmade with extraordinary care, with artists most often working in linocut, paper and archival paper. A large henri matisse linocut can be an attractive addition to some spaces, while smaller examples are available — approximately spanning 8.67 high and 6.3 wide — and may be better suited to a more modest living area.

How Much is a Henri Matisse Linocut?

The average selling price for a henri matisse linocut we offer is $1,673, while they’re typically $462 on the low end and $60,000 for the highest priced.

Henri Matisse Biography and Important Works

Whether working as a draftsman, a sculptor, a printmaker or a painter, Henri Matisse was a master of color. Although classically trained at the Académie Julian, in Paris, he quickly abandoned traditional techniques and genres to pioneer a style all his own, marked by quick, gestural strokes and fluid contours.

Along with fellow painter André Derain, Matisse was the leading proponent of Fauvism, a movement whose name is derived from the French word for "wild beast.” Marked by vibrant hues, Fauvist paintings like Matisse’s famous 1906 composition Le Bonheur de vivre use wild, active brushstrokes and a palette unconstrained by nature, resulting in women with purple skin and trees with orange leaves. Often, these compositions unite pure color with the white of exposed canvas to create a sense of transparency and light.

In addition to masterful landscapes and still lifes, Matisse loved to paint erotic subjects, particularly the female nude. Rejecting strict realism, he distilled the form into its essential parts and then translated these into voluptuous, rounded contours. In pictures like the lithograph Nu Bleu, he explored the expressive power of a body in motion by placing his figures in twisted or conrtorted poses, transforming their limbs into tangles of color and shape that push figure painting toward abstraction.

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Finding the Right Prints and Multiples for You

Decorating with fine-art prints — whether they’re figurative prints, abstract prints or another variety — has always been a practical way of bringing a space to life as well as bringing works by an artist you love into your home.

Pursued in the 1960s and ’70s, largely by Pop artists drawn to its associations with mass production, advertising, packaging and seriality, as well as those challenging the primacy of the Abstract Expressionist brushstroke, printmaking was embraced in the 1980s by painters and conceptual artists ranging from David Salle and Elizabeth Murray to Adrian Piper and Sherrie Levine.

Printmaking is the transfer of an image from one surface to another. An artist takes a material like stone, metal, wood or wax, carves, incises, draws or otherwise marks it with an image, inks or paints it and then transfers the image to a piece of paper or other material.

Fine-art prints are frequently confused with their more commercial counterparts. After all, our closest connection to the printed image is through mass-produced newspapers, magazines and books, and many people don’t realize that even though prints are editions, they start with an original image created by an artist with the intent of reproducing it in a small batch. Fine-art prints are created in strictly limited editions — 20 or 30 or maybe 50 — and are always based on an image created specifically to be made into an edition.

Many people think of revered Dutch artist Rembrandt as a painter but may not know that he was a printmaker as well. His prints have been preserved in time along with the work of other celebrated printmakers such as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí and Andy Warhol. These fine-art prints are still highly sought after by collectors.

“It’s another tool in the artist’s toolbox, just like painting or sculpture or anything else that an artist uses in the service of mark making or expressing him- or herself,” says International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) vice president Betsy Senior, of New York’s Betsy Senior Fine Art, Inc.

Because artist’s editions tend to be more affordable and available than his or her unique works, they’re more accessible and can be a great opportunity to bring a variety of colors, textures and shapes into a space.

For tight corners, select small fine-art prints as opposed to the oversized bold piece you’ll hang as a focal point in the dining area. But be careful not to choose something that is too big for your space. And feel free to lean into it if need be — not every work needs picture-hanging hooks. Leaning a larger fine-art print against the wall behind a bookcase can add a stylish installation-type dynamic to your living room. (Read more about how to arrange wall art here.)

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