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Lot 0027
Author: Matisse, Henri
Title: Portraits par Henri Matisse
Place Published: Monte Carlo
Publisher:André Sauret
Date Published: 1954

151, [2] pp. Illustrated with 60 full-page duotone plates and 33 tipped-in color plates, plus an original lithograph frontispiece and original cover design by Henri Matisse. (4to), original wrappers with color cover by Matisse, glassine, chemise, slipcase. No. 2246 of 2850 copies. First Edition.

With the decorative bookplate of Esther I. Ritterman. One of the more popular art books by Matisse with color portraits. Matisse selected the portraits, wrote the introduction, and designed the book and its color cover.


Wear, soiling and some sunning to slipcase with splitting at edges; light wear to chemise with sunning to spine, toning to glassine with a few small tears; first few blank leaves detached and laid in, frontispiece and title page nearly detached; about very good.

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