Henri Matisse, Mimosa, 1951
|Artist:||Henri Matisse (1869 - 1954)|
|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.|
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.
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