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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 from André Rouveyre, Apollinaire, Paris, Raisons d'Etre, 1952 (Duthuit books 31) Artist : Henri MATISSE 13 x 10 inches Edition: 151/...
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1930s Modern Portrait Prints

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Lithograph

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

Guillaume Apollinaire
By Henri Matisse
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Original Lithograph - Henri Matisse - Portrait of Guillaume Apollinaire From the book by André Rouveyre, "Apollinaire " (Paris: Raisons d'Etre, 1952) Artist : Henri MATISSE 13 x 10 i...
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1930s Modern Portrait Prints

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Lithograph

  • Guillaume Apollinaire
  • Guillaume Apollinaire
  • Guillaume Apollinaire
  • Guillaume Apollinaire
H 13 in. W 10 in. D 0.1 in.
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

Interior Scene - Original Photorype Print After Henri Matisse - 1933
By Henri Matisse
Located in Roma, IT
Interior Scene is an original artwork realized by Henri Matisse (after) in 1933. Filigree paper from publisher J.B. . Dry stamp of the publisher at the bottom of the back. Good co...
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1930s Modern Figurative Prints

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Paper, Photogravure

Nu assis, le dos vu de trois-quarts - 20th Century, Henri Matisse, Nude, Woman
By Henri Matisse
Located in Köln, DE
This small nude out of 1931 is a very fine and delicate etching on china paper. The fine china is rolled-on Vélin laid paper. Edition of 30, signed.
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1930s Modern Nude Prints

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Etching

Man Ray Photography of Henri Matisse
By Man Ray
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Portrait of Henri Matisse photographed by Man Ray, circa 1930. A posthumous print from the original negative in 1977 by Pierre Gassmann. Gelatin silver bromide. Born (Philad...
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Vintage 1930s French Mid-Century Modern Photography

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Paper

  • Man Ray Photography of Henri Matisse
  • Man Ray Photography of Henri Matisse
  • Man Ray Photography of Henri Matisse
  • Man Ray Photography of Henri Matisse
H 21.26 in. W 17.33 in. D 1.58 in.
Pochoir of a Living Room with Matisse Style Mural
By Henry Delacroix
Located in New York, NY
Plate 24. "Petit Salon" (Small Lounge) from "Décoration moderne dans l'intérieur" by Henry Delacroix. Paris, ca. 1930. Pochoir with hand-coloring. Mild yellowing at edges.
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1930s Art Deco Prints and Multiples

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Paper

Poésies de Stéphane Mallarmé.
By Henri Matisse
Located in New York, NY
MATISSE, Henri. Poésies de Stéphane Mallarmé. [2], 153, [8] pp. Illustrated by Henri Matisse with 29 etchings printed in black. Small folio, bound in original printed wrappers, a...
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1930s More Art

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Paper

Polypheme
By Henri Matisse
Located in Chatsworth, CA
This piece is an original soft-ground etching by Henri Matisse, done in 1935. This image was created to illustrate James Joyce's "Ulysses", which is based on Greek mythologies. Speci...
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1930s Figurative Prints

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Etching

La Belle Tahitienne
By Henri Matisse
Located in Chatsworth, CA
This piece is an original linocut on wove paper created by Henri Matisse in 1938. It is hand signed and numbered 17/25 from the edition of 25. This piece measures 30.5 x 25 inches f...
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1930s Modern Portrait Prints

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Lithograph

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

Jan Verhoeven A large Vertical Matisse like Indian woman in a Sari ,
By Jan Verhoeven
Located in New York, NY
A Beautiful Indian woman in a flowing green sari is seated in an exotic chair. The blue and cream rug set off the red and blue background behind her. Beautifully framed with a bla...
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1930s Dutch School Figurative Paintings

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Oil

La Danse
By (after) Henri Matisse
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Henri Matisse (after) Medium: Lithograph Title: La Danse Year: 1938 Edition: Unnumbered Framed Size: 20 1/2 x 27 inches Sheet Size: 14 x 21 inches Reference: Duthuit 67
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1930s Nude Prints

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Lithograph

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

"Violet Robe with Buttercups" by Matisse, Limited Edition Print
By Henri Matisse
Located in San Francisco, CA
A framed numbered limited edition print of "Violet Robe with Buttercups" by Henri Matisse. Certificate of Authenticity on back.
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Vintage 1930s French Drawings

Scene d' interieur
By Henri Matisse
Located in Hudson, NY
pochoir 52 x 40.5 cm 20 1/2 x 16 in. editions Jeanne Bucher, Paris 1933 "JB" blind stamp on lower left printed on Arches paper framed
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1930s Figurative Prints

Cover for Cahiers D'art
By Henri Matisse
Located in Geneva, CH
Colour Pochoir Cover for Cahiers d'Art, 1936
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1930s Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

L'art Independent au Petit Palais by Henri Matisse
By Henri Matisse
Located in New York, NY
This rare lithographic poster was printed in 1937 at the Atelier Mourlot in Paris for an exhibition of his works at the Petit Palais - art museum in Paris. Certificate of Provenanc...
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1930s Modern More Prints

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Lithograph

Matisse Aquatint
By Henri Matisse
Located in Nashville, TN
Henri Matisse. L'Homme endormi. Aquatint on paper. Hinged in gilt frame. Framed size: 26in. x 23in.
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Vintage 1930s French Paintings

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Paper

  • Matisse Aquatint
  • Matisse Aquatint
  • Matisse Aquatint
  • Matisse Aquatint
H 13 in. W 10 in. D 2 in.
Henri Matisse Lithograph "Nude on a Little African Rug"
By Henri Matisse
Located in Pasadena, CA
A thoughtful, barebones figurative lithograph after a quill and ink on wove paper titled "Nu allonge sur le ventre, petit tapis African" made by Henri Matisse in 1935. Estate of Hen...
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Vintage 1930s French Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

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.
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.
Eglomise Ladies Pictures
By Henri Matisse
Located in New York, NY
French Eglomise pale blue pictures. In the realm of Matisse Seasons 1930's
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Vintage 1930s French Decorative Art

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Mirror, Paint

  • Eglomise Ladies Pictures
  • Eglomise Ladies Pictures
  • Eglomise Ladies Pictures
  • Eglomise Ladies Pictures
H 13.5 in. W 14.5 in. D 1.5 in.
Drawing for planche 419/10 of Danseuse Acrobates
By Henri Matisse
Located in Boston, MA
Artist: Matisse, Henri Title: Drawing for planche 419/10 of Danseuse Acrobates Date: circa 1931-32 Medium: Crayon Transfer Drawing Unframed Dimensions: 20" x 15" Framed Dim...
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1930s Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Crayon

Drawing for planche 420/10 of Danseuse Acrobates
By Henri Matisse
Located in Boston, MA
Artist: Matisse, Henri Title: Drawing for planche 420/10 of Danseuse Acrobates Date: circa 1931-32 Medium: Crayon Transfer Drawing Unframed Dimensions: 20" x 15" Framed Dim...
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1930s Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Crayon

Tete de Femme
By (after) Henri Matisse
Located in Saint Augustine, FL
An original lithograph on wove paper after French artist Henri Matisse (1869-1954) titled "Tete de Femme", 1939. Comes from the famous "Verve" portfolio, Volume 5/6. Limited edition:...
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1930s Modern Portrait Prints

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Lithograph

Etching by Henri Matisse
By Henri Matisse
Located in Charleston, SC
Framed "Head of Girl " etching by Henri Matisse France Ca 1932 A book of "Poesies" from Stephane Mallarme illustrated by 29 original etchings by Henri Matisse is printed off on 10...
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Vintage 1930s French Modern Prints

Etching by Henri Matisse
H 13 in. W 10 in.
Original Linocuts "Skater in Motion I" & "Skater in Motion II", Henri Matisse
By Mourlot, Henri Matisse
Located in Vancouver, BC
1938 Published in Paris by Teriade for Verve (Vol. 1, No. 4) in 1938, and printed by Mourlot. Verve was founded in 1937 to showcase original lithographs by the leading artists of ...
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Vintage 1930s French Prints

"Ulysses" Book by James Joyce, Illustrated and Signed by Henri Matisse
By James Joyce, Henri Matisse
Located in New York, NY
MATISSE, Henri. Ulysses. By James Joyce. [xvii], 363, [3] pp. Illustrated with 6 soft-ground etchings and 20 reproductions hors texte on papers of different colour and size by He...
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Vintage 1930s American Books

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Paper

Florilege des Amours
By Henri Matisse
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Original Henri Matisse Lithograph in colors on Arches paper. A unique Bon à tirer monogrammed and dated 1948 by Matisse. Duthuit Ouvrages Ilustres 25
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1930s Modern Figurative Prints

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Color, Lithograph, Paper

La Danse
By Henri Matisse
Located in New York, NY
Born in 1869, Henri Matisse was a French artist who worked in mediums including paint, print, sculpture, drawing, and collage. Although he first moved to Paris in 1887 to study law, ...
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1930s Abstract Prints

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Etching, Aquatint

  • La Danse
  • La Danse
H 11.75 in. W 31.63 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 Y...
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1930s Modern Portrait Prints

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Lithograph

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 Ca...
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1930s Modern Portrait Prints

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Linocut

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 Ca...
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1930s Modern Portrait Prints

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Linocut

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 Ca...
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1930s Modern Portrait Prints

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Linocut

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 Ca...
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1930s Modern Portrait Prints

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Linocut

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

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 Unsigned and unumbered as...
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1930s Modern Portrait Prints

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Linocut

Original Linocut - Henri Matisse - Yellow Flowers
By Henri Matisse
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Original Linocut - Henri Matisse - Yellow Flowers 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

Teeny
By Henri Matisse
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Henri Matisse, French (1869 - 1954) Title: Teeny Year: 1938 Medium: Linocut on Wove Paper, signed in the plate Edition: 1500 Size: 11.5 x 8.75 in. (29.21 x 22.23 cm) ...
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1930s Modern Portrait Prints

  • Teeny
  • Teeny
H 24 in. W 21 in.
Circe
By Henri Matisse
Located in Chatsworth, CA
This piece is an original soft-ground etching by Henri Matisse, done in 1935. This image was created to illustrate James Joyce's "Ulysses", which is based on Greek mythologies. Howev...
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1930s Figurative Prints

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Etching

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 On light vellum 31 x 24 cm (c. 12.5 x 10 in) REFRENCES : Catalogue raisonne Duthuit #723 Excellent condition
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1930s Modern Portrait Prints

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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 On light vellum 31 x 24 cm (c. 12.5 x 10 in) REFRENCES : Catalogue raisonne Duthuit #723 Excellent condition
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1930s Modern Portrait Prints

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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 On light vellum 31 x 24 cm (c. 12.5 x 10 in) REFRENCES : Catalogue raisonne Duthuit #723 Excellent condition
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1930s Modern Portrait Prints

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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 On light vellum 31 x 24 cm (c. 12.5 x 10 in) REFRENCES : Catalogue raisonne Duthuit #723 Excellent condition
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1930s Modern Portrait Prints

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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 On light vellum 31 x 24 cm (c. 12.5 x 10 in) REFRENCES : Catalogue raisonne Duthuit #723 Excellent condition
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1930s Modern Portrait Prints

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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 On light vellum 31 x 24 cm (c. 12.5 x 10 in) REFRENCES : Catalogue raisonne Duthuit #723 Excellent condition
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1930s Modern Portrait Prints

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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 On light vellum 31 x 24 cm (c. 12.5 x 10 in) REFRENCES : Catalogue raisonne Duthuit #723 Excellent condition
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1930s Modern Portrait Prints

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Linocut

Odysseus' Ship from Ulysse
By Henri Matisse
Located in Chatsworth, CA
This piece is an original soft-ground etching by Henri Matisse, done in 1935. This image was created to illustrate James Joyce's "Ulysses", which is based on Greek mythologies. Howe...
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1930s Impressionist More Prints

Materials

Etching

Original lithograph from Apollinaire
By Henri Matisse
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Original Lithograph - Henri Matisse - Three Faces From the book Apollinaire (Paris: Raisons d'Etre, 1952) with text by André Rouveyre Artist : Henri MATISSE 13 x 10 inches Edition: 1...
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1930s Modern Portrait Prints

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Lithograph

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 On light vellum 31 x 24 cm (c. 12.5 x 10 in) REFRENCES : Catalogue raisonne Duthuit #723 Excellent condition
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1930s Modern Portrait Prints

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Linocut

Teeny
By Henri Matisse
Located in Santa Monica, CA
HENRI MATISSE (1869 – 1954) TEENY 1938 (Du 723) Linoleum cut, edition 1500 signed in plate, 11 ½ x 8 ¾”. Published in XXe Siecle, No. 4 1938. B...
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1930s Modern Figurative Prints

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Linocut

  • Teeny
  • Teeny
  • Teeny
  • Teeny
H 11.5 in. W 8.75 in.
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 On light vellum 31 x 24 cm (c. 12.5 x 10 in) REFRENCES : Catalogue raisonne Duthuit #723 Excellent condition
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1930s Modern 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

Materials

Linocut

  • Le Retenu
  • Le Retenu
  • Le Retenu
  • Le Retenu
H 18.25 in. W 16 in.
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 On light vellum 31 x 24 cm (c. 12.5 x 10 in) REFRENCES : Catalogue raisonne Duthuit #723 Excellent condition
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1930s Modern Portrait Prints

Materials

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 On light vellum 31 x 24 cm (c. 12.5 x 10 in) REFRENCES : Catalogue raisonne Duthuit #723 Excellent condition
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1930s Modern Portrait Prints

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Linocut

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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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