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Le Signe de vie

1946
Illustrated by Henri Matisse (French, 1869–1954), Author Tristan Tzara (Romanian, active in France, 1896–1963), Publisher Pierre Bordas (French, 20th century), Printer Mourlot frères, Paris (French)


Place of Publication: Paris, France

Dimensions

Overall: 25.5 x 18.5 x 1 cm (10 1/16 x 7 5/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

63.746

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with one lithograph and six photomechanical reproductions of drawings

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(Paris: Bordas [gray Falcon Press], 1946) Quarto; 56 pp. [3 ff.]; original publisher’s printed wrappers (blue cloth box).


Paris: Bordas [Grey Falcon Press], 1946

Inscription

Pen and blue ink below justification: "Tristan Tzara"; graphite lower right frontispiece: "H. Matisse."

Provenance

Acquired for $13 from Grey Falcon Press, 1947, by W. G. Russell Allen, Boston (1882-1955), by whom bequeathed to MFA, June 19, 1963.

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen

Copyright

© 2011 Succession H. Matisse, Paris / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.