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44: HENRI MATISSE, Jazz, 1947

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Jazz, 1947. The complete set of 20 pochoirs in colors, on Arches paper, the full sheets (15 double page, five single page), with center fold (as issued), title, text and justification, 17 5/8 x 13 3/8 in (44.8 x 34 cm) signed in pencil on the justification, copy number 194 of 250 (there were also 20 hors commerce copies and a portfolio edition of 100), published by Triade, Paris, the pochoirs printed by Edmond Vairel, text printed by Draeger Freres, the colors bright, occassional surface scuffs and pale foxing visible in places, very pale time staining, otherwise all generally in very good condition, loose (as issued) in paper wrappers with designs on front and back, within original gray paper boards and slipcase, remnants of title label on spine (scuffing, minor splitting and wear at seams), please contact the department for a detailed condition report.

Sotheby Parke Bernet, Inc., New York, Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Prints, May 9 and 10, 1979, lot 248
Claude Duthuit books 22
Plate titles: Plate 1 Le clown (The Clown); Plate 2 Le cirque (The Circus); Plate 3 Monsieur Loyal (Mr. Loyal); Plate 4 Le cauchemar de l'elephant blanc (The Nightmare of the White Elephant); Plate 5 Le cheval, l'ecuyere et le clown (The Horse, the Rider, and the Clown); Plate 6 Le loup (The Wolf); Plate 7 Le coeur The Heart); Plate 8 Icare (Icarus); Plate 9 Formes (Forms); Plate 10 L'enterrement de Pierrot (Pierrot's Funeral); Plate 11 Les Codomas (The Codomas); Plate 12 La nageuse dans l'aquarium (The Swimmer in the Tank); Plate 13 L'avaleur de sabres (The Sword Swallower); Plate 14 Le cow-boy (The Cowboy); Plate 15 Le lanceur de couteaux (The Knife Thrower); Plate 16 Le destin (Destiny); Plate 17 Le lagon (The Lagoon); Plate 18 Le lagon (The Lagoon); Plate 19 Le lagon (The Lagoon); and Plate 20 Le tobogan (The Toboggan) Text page titles: Notes (Notes); Le Bouquet (The Bouquet); L'Avion (The Airplane); Le caractere d'un visage (The Character of a Face); Si j'ai confiance en ma main (If I Have Confidence in My Hand); Dessiner avec des ciseaux (Drawing with Scissors); Mes courbes ne sont pas Polles (My Curves are Not Mad); Un nouveau tableau (A New Painting); Un musicien a dit (A Musician Once Said); Si je crois en Dieu? (Do I Believe in God?); Jeunes peintres, peintres incompris ou tardivement compris pas de Haine (Young Painters, Painters Misunderstood or Understood too Late, Bear No Hate); Bonheur (Happiness); Lagons (Lagoons); Heureux ceux qui chantent (Happy are Those Who Sing); La Vie future (The Afterlife); and Jazz (Jazz)

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