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Florilège des Amours de Ronsard

A work made of unbound book with letterpress in black, 127 lithographs in sanguine and one lithograph in black on cream wove paper, tucked in white paperboard cover with purple velvet spine and slipcase with lithograph in dark blue on white wove paper.
© 2018 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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  • A work made of unbound book with letterpress in black, 127 lithographs in sanguine and one lithograph in black on cream wove paper, tucked in white paperboard cover with purple velvet spine and slipcase with lithograph in dark blue on white wove paper.

Date:

1948

Artist:

Henri Matisse (French, 1869–1954)
poems by Pierre de Ronsard (French, 1524-1585), selected by Matisse
lithographs printed by Mourlot Frères (French, 1852–1994)
text printed by George Girard (French, 20th century)
published by Albert Skira (Swiss, 1904–1973)

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Artist

Henri Matisse

Title

Florilège des Amours de Ronsard

Origin

France

Date

Published 1948

Medium

Unbound book with letterpress in black, 127 lithographs in sanguine and one lithograph in black on cream wove paper, tucked in white paperboard cover with purple velvet spine and slipcase with lithograph in dark blue on white wove paper

Inscriptions

Signed on the last page lower center, below colophon, in pen and black ink and in pen and blue ink: “H. Matisse AS”

Dimensions

393 × 300 × 65 mm (book, closed); 403 × 305 × 75 mm (slipcase)

Credit Line

Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg in memory of Bessie Kisloff Braude, Esq.

Reference Number

2014.498

Copyright

© 2018 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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