Henri Matisse - Danseuse Endormie


Original Lithograph ,1926/7 , on Velin paper, signed by the artist in pencil, with full margins

Reference: Henri Matisse, Catalogue Raisonne de l’oeuvre grave, Claude Duthuit, Vol II, number 479

Size: Image: 250 x 323 mms; Sheet:365 x 475 mms

Edition: 50.

Note: This lithograph was made by Matisse at the time he was involved in various projects with the Ballet Russse which was run by Diagelev, the well known Russian Impressario. The work was commissioned by Christian Zervos and the print was made to be part of an album containing Lithographs by Dufy and Lurcat and etchings by Laurens and Vlaminck.

Provenance: The stock of Henri M Petiet, Paris. The dealers stamp H.M.P in an oval, verso. Petiet was one of the most famous art dealers of Paris in the post war era. He bought the stock of Vollard on that dealers untimely death and proceeded to become one of the leading print dealers in Paris. The fact that our piece emanates from this source gives authenticity and prominence to it.

Exhibitions: Friborg, 1982, No 435

Public Collections: Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France