Henri Matisse (1869-1954), "Figure devant tapa africain," 1929, Lithograph on Japan imperial paper
"Figure devant tapa africain," 1929
Lithograph on Japan imperial paper
Signed and numbered in pencil in the lower right margin: Henri Matisse
Image: 21.25" H x 17.25" W; Sheet: 25.5" H x 19.625" W
Provenance: Mekler Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Property of an Estate, Beverly Hills, CA, acquired from the above
Literature: Duthuit 515
"Picasso, Matisse, and Giacometti: A Graphic View of the Human Form," Fresno Arts Center, March 15 - April 28, 1983, and The Art Museum of Santa Cruz County, May 15 - June 26, 1983, fig 35, illustrated.
Other Notes: A copy of the 1983 exhibition booklet accompanies this lot.
Condition Report: Overall good condition. Full margins. Slight toning throughout. An occasional pale and very unobtrusive, pinhead-size foxmark. Scattered minor handling creases, and slight rippling at the margin edges, mostly visible in raking light. Hinged to the back mat along the verso of the upper margin edge.Framed under glass: 35" H x 29" W x 2" D Condition reports are offered as a courtesy and are typically published in Moran's catalogue or can be made available upon request. The absence of a condition report does not imply that an item is free from defects or restoration, nor does a reference to particular defects imply the absence of others. Buyers are responsible for determining to their own satisfaction the true nature and condition of any lot prior to bidding. Though buyers are not legally required to inspect lots prior to purchase, failure to do so may constitute a waiver of complaint that an item was not delivered in a condition equal to the existent condition at the auction.