Lot 8

Henri Matisse


Lithograph on Velin BFK rives
82.5 × 42.5 cm (32.5 × 16.7 inch)

Sold for €500


Artwork description

Signed and dated bottom left, in stone, H.MATISSE, (19)50; Numbered bottom left, in pencil, 121/ 200; Copyright Succesion Henri Matisse.

Edition, Series

121/ 200

Lot Notes

The nude is a recurrent subject matter in Matisse's art.

This particular print was created after the paper cut-out titled "Zulma" and is charactertistic of the work that Matisse produced in the last decade of his life. The process of creating a cut-out involved cutting shapes from pieces of paper that had been painted using gouache. Thus Matisse united the two elements that defined his oeuvre: colour and line. Unsurprisingly, he often described this technique as “cutting directly into color” and “drawing with scissors.”


Henri Matisse

Le Cateau-Cambrésis, France, 1869 - Nice, France, 1954


Solo (Selection)
  • 2014 - "Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs", Tate Modern, London, UK (International)
  • 2014 - "Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs", Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA (International)
  • 2012 - "Matisse: Pairs and Series", Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (National)
  • 2010 - "Matisse: Radical Invention, 1913–1917", Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA (International)
  • 1992 - "Henri Matisse: A retrospective", Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA (International)
  • 1966 - UCLA Galleries, Los Angeles, USA (International)
  • 1949 - Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York, USA (International)
  • 1949 - Musee National d' Art Moderne, Paris, France (National)
  • 1945 - Galerie Maeght, Paris, France (National)
  • 1936 - Paul Rosenberg Gallery, Paris, France (National)
  • 1931 - Georges Petit Gallery, Paris, France (National)
  • 1931 - Museum of Modem Art, New York, USA (International)
  • 1927 - Valentine Dudensing Gallery, New York, USA (International)
  • 1924 - "Retrospective Exhibtion", Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, Denmark (International)
  • 1920 - Bernheim-Jeune Gallery, Paris, France (National)
  • 1919 - Leicester Galleries, London, UK (International)
  • 1915 - Montross Gallery, New York, USA (International)
  • 1914 - Gurlitt Gallery, Berlin, Germany (International)
  • 1910 - Bernheim-Jeune Gallery, Paris, France (National)
  • 1908 - 291 Gallery, New York, USA (International)
  • 1904 - Ambroise Vollard's Gallery, Paris, France (National)
Group (Selection)
  • 1945 - "Matisse-Picasso", Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK (International)
  • 1918 - "Matisse-Picasso", Paul Guillaume Gallery, Paris, France (National)
  • 1913 - Armory Show, International Exhibition of Modern Art, the Association of American Painters and Sculptors, New York, USA (International)
  • 1905 - Salon d'Automne, Paris, France (National)
  • 1896 - Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France (National)
Biennial (Selection)
  • 1950 - The 25th Venice Biennale, Italy (International)


This Lot is available for inspection at the Lavacow office on request only.

In addition to the hammer price you will have to pay the buyer's premium, which represents 12% of the hammer price. Lavacow members benefit of a reduction of the tax to 10% in the case of 'Collector' members and to 8% in the case of 'VIP' members.

You can choose to pick up the Lot from the Lavacow office in Bucharest, free of charge, or have it delivered from our office to your address, in which case you will cover any related expenses and taxes.



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