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Pasiphaé, chant de Minos (Les Crétois)

1944
Illustrated by Henri Matisse (French, 1869–1954), Author Henri de Montherlant (French, 1895–1972), Publisher Martin Fabiani (active in France, mid-20th century), Printer Marthe Fequet (French, 20th century), Printer Pierre Baudier (French, 20th century)


Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Duthuit, p. 51-67; Artist and the Book 198; Castleman, Century of Artists Books, p. 113

Dimensions

Overall: 33.8 x 26.2 x 3.9 cm (13 5/16 x 10 5/16 x 1 9/16 in.) Sheet: 32.5 x 25.3 cm (12 13/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

2003.109

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 148 linocuts printed in red and black

On View

Ann and Graham Gund Gallery (Gallery LG31)

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

([Paris:] Martin Fabiani Editeur, 1944) Folio; 136 pages; unbound sheets, within paper wrappers with linocut title and design printed in blue (publisher’s light gray and cream paper box).

Full-page literary illustrations, decorative head- and tailpieces, ornamental bands and initials.


[Paris:] Martin Fabiani Editeur, 1944

Inscription

Signed in pen and ink by Matisse on the justification page

Provenance

Succession H. Matisse, Paris; with Ursus Rare Books, New York; from whom purchased by MFA, 26 March 2003.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds given by a member of the Museum Council Fellows

Copyright

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