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Poèmes de Charles d'Orléans

Illustrated by Henri Matisse (French, 1869–1954), Author Charles d'Orléans (French, 1394–1465), Publisher Tériade Editeur (French, 20th century), Printer Mourlot frères, Paris

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Artist & the Book 202; Duthuit, Matisse (ouvrages illustrés), 28


Overall: 41.4 x 27.8 x 3.1 cm (16 5/16 x 10 15/16 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book containing 54 lithographs

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Tériade Editeur, 1950) Folio, unbound; 100 pp. [2 ff.]; original publisher’s lithographed covers (tan cloth box, dark red morocco spine).

Literary illustrations, text reproduced from artist’s manuscript.

Paris: Tériade Editeur, 1950


Graphite below colophon: "H. Matisse"


Acquired in 1956 from Gérald Cramer, Geneva, Switzerland, by Mr. and Mrs. Peter A. Wick, Boston, by whom given to MFA, December 10, 1959.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Peter A. Wick


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