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Poésies Antillaises Illustrées par Henri Matisse

Poésies Antillaises Illustrées par Henri Matisse by MATISSE, Henri; John-Antoine Nau [Eugene Tourquet] (1972)

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Author: MATISSE, Henri; John-Antoine Nau [Eugene Tourquet]
Title: Poésies Antillaises.. Illustrées par Henri Matisse
Year: 1972
Publisher: Mourlot Freres
Place: Paris
Dust Jacket: No
Signed: No
Price: £300
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[390x290mm] (88 pages) pp 21-4; 25-6; 31-4; 39-42; 47-50; 55-56; 67-70; 81-2; 95-98; 103-106; 111-120; 131-134; 137-8; 143-6; 151-2; 161-168. One of two hundred and fifty copies of this collaboration between artist Henri Matisse and John-Antoine Nau, lacking the lithographs but with 80 pages of text including Matisse's beautiful initial letters, decoration and mise en page, printed on disbound Vélin d'Arches folio quires by de Mourlot. The lithographs were complete in 1954 and published posthumously to Matisse's design. Nau was a pseudonym for Eugene Tourquet who was born in San Francisco. Hogben and Watson No. 129.
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