Henri Matisse French, 1869-1954
Henri MatisseComposition for the Centenary of the Mourlot printing studio, 195265 x 50 cmRare and beautiful artist’s proof signed, dated '53 and dedicated by the artist to Maurice Operiol.
One of only two known impressions of the ﬁnal state before the letter, hand-signed by the artist. The lithographic poster with the letter and some other rare prints without the letter bear only the date and the artist's signature printed in stone. The other proof signed at the lower left had been offered to Fernand Mourlot.Signed, dated and dedicated by the artist "à Maurice Operiol/H. Matisse 53" on the lower left corner.