Henri Matisse, Danseuse Au Miroir, 1927

Artist: Henri Matisse (1869 - 1954)
Title:Danseuse Au Miroir, 1927
Reference:D. 492
Medium:Original Lithograph on Japan paper
Image Size:16 7/16 in x 10 5/16 in (41.8 cm x 26.3 cm)
Sheet Size:22 3/8 in x 15 3/4 in (57 cm x 39.9 cm)
Framed Size:34 in x 28 in (86.4 cm x 71.1 cm)
Signature:This work is hand signed by Henri Matisse (Le Cateau-Cambrésis, 1869 - Nice, 1954) in pencil in the lower right.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-3595

Historical Description

Presenting a delicate composition with expressive lines and strokes, this piece is a tribute to the dancer. A dancer decked out in full attire poses in front of a mirror, examining her figure and form. Matisse addresses issues such as beauty, vanity, and self-awareness in this exquisite print. He offers us a multidimensional look at the dancer, as she examines herself in the mirror; we witness the dancer both from her side and from the front as reflected in the mirror. This piece retains a certain voyeuristic feel, as we get the impression that we are witnessing a private moment of either scrutiny or narcissism on the dancer's behalf.

Created in 1927, this original lithograph on Japan paper is hand signed by Henri Matisse (Le Cateau-Cambrésis, 1869 - Nice, 1954) in pencil in the lower right and numbered in pencil in the lower right 39/50.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
This work is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the final sale of the work).

1. Duthuit-Matisse, M. & Duthuit, C. (1983). Henri Matisse: Catalogue raisonné de l'œuvre grave établi avec la collaboration de Françoise Garnaud. Jean Guichard-Meili: Paris. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 492 on pg. 88-9.

2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:
This work is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complimentary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

Subject Matter: Femme