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)
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
Signed on the last page lower center, below colophon, in pen and black ink and in pen and blue ink: “H. Matisse AS”
393 × 300 × 65 mm (book, closed); 403 × 305 × 75 mm (slipcase)
The Arts Club of Chicago, “Books Illustrated by Painters and Sculptors: From 1900,” September 22–October 31,1980, cat. 41 (ill.).
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