Original lithograph in brown ink on Arches paper by Henri Matisse. A plate from the portfolio Poesies Antillaises, titled Hier, De Tes Doigts D'Or Pale, the image shows a local woman's face set slightly to the left of center. This work was originally drawn on transfer paper in 1946 to be printed as a lithograph. It was one of a series to accompany poems by John-Antoine Nau, a friend of Matisse's. The lithographs were not printed until 1972, almost 20 years after Matisse's death. Reference, Duthuit, Catalogue Raisonne des Ouvrages Illustrés, 37. Text on back; not visible from front. Image Size: 13 inches H x 8-1/2 W inches (33.0 cm x 21.6 cm). Sheet Size: 15 inches H x 11 W inches (38.1 cm x 28.0 cm). Framed size: 23-1/4 inches H x 18-3/8 inches W (59.0 cm x 46.7 cm). Framed in a new wood frame. Double-matted and mounted in acid-free materials and covered with UV-resistant acrylic. COA. See this piece of modern art at: http://www.jdsmithfineart.com/gallery-of-artists/matisse-menu/matisse-poesies-antillaises.
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