Henri Matisse, Mimosa, 1951

Artist: Henri Matisse (1869 - 1954)
Title:Mimosa, 1951
Image Size:DIMENSIONS: 58 1/4 in x 38 in (148 cm x 96.5 cm)
Edition:From the edition of 500, published by Alexander Smith and Sons, New York (it is our belief that this edition of 500 was never completed in entirety).
Signature:Woven signature ‘HM’ on the lower left.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #W-6013

Historical Description

This richly colored Henri Matisse tapestry Mimosa, 1951 is filled with the wonderful and warm colors of a sunset. It consists of a deep red and bright orange background with detailing in black, gray, yellow and blue. Depicted on the tapestry is a mimosa, a flowering tree that thrives along the Côte d’Azur. The flowery and leafy shapes of Matisse’s cut outs combined with the woven tapestry make for a delightful piece in both decoration and texture that would make a lovely addition to any collection.

Created in 1951, this tapestry contains the woven signature ‘HM’ in the lower left and is from the edition of 500, published by Alexander Smith and Sons, New York (it is our belief that this edition of 500 was never completed in entirety).

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Henri Matisse tapestry Mimosa, 1951 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 sale of the work).

1. Henri Matisse: Paper Cut-Outs. St. Louis: The St. Louis Art Museum, 1977. Illustrated and discussed as catalogue raisonné no. 158 on pgs. 75 and 204 (another example illustrated).

2. An Exhibition of Contemporary French Tapestries. Museum of Modern Art, New York. New York: Charles E. Slatkin Inc., Galleries, 1965. Listed and illustrated on pg. 5 (another example illustrated).

3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

Displayed in the Following Exhibitions:

  • Charles E. Slatkin Galleries, New York, NY: September 20-October 20, 1965
  • Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY: November 1-30, 1965
  • California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA: December 10, 1965-January 10, 1966
  • Marion Koogler McNay Art Institute, San Antonio, TX: January 20-February 20, 1966
  • Hopkins Center Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH: March 1-31, 1966
  • Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA: April 12-May12, 1966
  • North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC: May 22-June 22, 1966
  • Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas, TX: July 6-August 6, 1966
  • Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR: August 16-September 16, 1966
  • William Rockhill Nelson Gallery, Kansas City, MO: September 26-October 26, 1966
  • Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN: November 8-December 4, 1966
  • Akron Art Institute, Akron, OH: December 18, 1966-January 18, 1968
  • Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD: January 28-February 28, 1967
  • Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA: March 10-April 10, 1967
  • De Cordova Museum, Lincoln, MA: April 21-May 22, 1967
  • Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego, San Diego, CA: June 2-July 4, 1967
  • B. Speed Museum, Louisville, KY: July 15-August 16, 1967
  • Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA: August 26-September 27, 1967
  • Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI: October 9-November 12, 1967
  • Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, NY: November 22-December 16, 1967