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Galerie Jean-François Cazeau

Henri Matisse (Cateau-Cambresis 1869-1954 Nice)
Composition pour le Centenaire de l'imprimerie Mourlot, 1952
Original lithograph in six colours on cream Arches vellum paper
65 x 50 cm
Signed, dedicated and dated on the lower left corner by the artist and signed and dated in the lithographic stone
Printed and edited by Mourlot, Paris
One of only five 'avant la lettre' Artist's proofs signed by Matisse (as confirmed by the Matisse Archives and Eric Mourlot)
Provenance: Maurice Operiol, printer at l'Imprimerie Mourlot, gift of the artist; private collection, acquired directly from the above
Literature: Fernand Mourlot, The Complete Original Posters of Braque, Chagall, Dufy, Léger, Matisse, Miró, Picasso, published by Andre Sauret, Monte Carlo, and George Braziller, New York, 1959, repr. on the cover and ill. p. 242, n° 45; Affiches originales des Maître de l’école de Paris, André Sauret Éditeur, Monte Carlo 1959, repr. on the cover; Fernand Mourlot, Cinquante ans de lithographie, Edit. Bordas 1983, re-edited in 1994, repr. on the cover; Hiroshi Unno, The World of Matisse's Cut-outs, PIE International, Tokyo, Japan 2016, repr. on the cover