« Poèmes de Charles d'Orléans » Manuscrits et illustrés par Henri Matisse. « Poems of Charles d'Orleans » Hand scripted and illustrated par Henri Matisse. Published in 1950 by Teriade, Paris, France.
The poems of the fifteenth-century author were written out in the artist's hand and framed by his own borders, in the manner of an illuminated manuscript. In no other of Matisse's books does one feel the same sense of the artist's pleasure in his work as he plays here in his subtle games with children's crayons. This fabulous book, one of the most spontaneous and joyous of all Matisse's printed works, is illustrated with over 100 finely lithographed color pages, including 54 original works, done with colored pencils and crayons. The frontispiece portrait of the medieval author is signed and numbered in the plate.
Printed entirely on heavy Velin d'Arches by Mourlot. Number 481 of 1,200 copies printed and signed in pencil by Matisse on the justification page. Unbound volume with 54 color lithographs and 40 poems on wove paper; Page size: 41.3 x 27.3 cm 16 1/4 x 10 3/4 in. International buyers are responsible any additional custom clearance charge.The item "MATISSE Poèmes de Charles d'Orléans / Poems of Charles d'Orleans 1950 Signed" is in sale since Wednesday, December 13, 2017. This item is in the category "Art\Art Prints". The seller is "artsy7sept" and is located in New York, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.