1965 Lithograph Henri Matisse Fruits Still Life Abstract Art Atelier Mourlot
This is an original 1965 black and white lithograph of a drawing by the artist, Henri Matisse.
This 50+ year old Item is rated Near Mint. No aging. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note that the artist's name and title of work is printed on the verso.
- Product Type: Original Lithograph; Black / White
- Grade: Near Mint
- Dimensions: Approximately 7.25 x 10 inches; 18 x 25 cm
- Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
- Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)
Period Paper has acquired an rare collection of original lithographs by L'Atelier Mourlot from 1965. This collection was limited to 1000 copies, unnumbered, on Velin d'Arches. Extraordinary in their production, color saturation, and subject matter, this collection includes some of the most important modern masters works of the era. This collection was curated by the Redfern Gallery in London in collaboration with Mourlot, in 1965. The Redfern Gallery is one of London's longest established commercial galleries and was founded in 1923. The comments made by the gallery of this collection in 1965 included how indebted they were to Fernand Mourlot who made the selection of these lithographs, and produced them for this exhibit, and 'gave so much thought and energy to the details of the preparation.' Also quoted about this collection, in 1965 by Dillon Ripley, of the Smithsonian Institution, 'The unfailing quality of his (Fernand Mourlot) work has commanded the respect of Museums, collectors, and most of all, the artists themselves. Every product of his workshop bears the mark of Mourlot's discipline and craft and can truly be called the ideal collaboration between artist and artisan.'
This piece was illustrated by Matisse, Henri. There is no visible artist signature.
Henri Matisse (1869-1954) was a native of Le Cateau-Cambrésis. Matisse originally began his career in law; however, bedridden after an appendectomy, he began to take up painting, using art supplies his mother gave him. Around a year later, Matisse relocated to France where he received his formal art education at the Academie Julian. During the 1890s, he also attended the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, where he studied under Gustave Moreau. Matisse was most recognized for his human figure, still life and nude subjects, as well as his impressionism style and work in sculptures, monotypes, aquatints, lithography, etchings, drypoints and woodcuts. In his later years, Matisse experimented with cut-out collages. He is said to have been influenced by Neo-Impressionist painters Cezanne, Van Gogh and Gauguin, as well as pointillist artists Signac and Henri Edmond Cross. In 1925, Matisse was awarded the French Legion of Honor. During the 1930s, he was commissioned to illustrate books, as well as design murals for the Barnes Foundation of Philadelphia and the Chapel of Saint-Marie du Rosaire in Vence (near Cannes, France). In 1950, Matisse was awarded the grand prize at the Venice Biennale.