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Poèmes de Charles d'Orléans

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Henri Matisse, Poèmes de Charles d'Orléans, 1950, illustrated book with 54 color lithographs on Arches paper with lithographed text printed in black; unbound, housed in paper folder and paper-covered cardboard box, Gift of Alvin H. Davis, © artist or other rights holder, 2008.3

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Title

Poèmes de Charles d'Orléans

Artist

Henri Matisse (French, 1869-1954)

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print publisher: Ténade, Paris (French, active 20th century)

printer: Mourlot Frères (French, active 20th century)

Date

1950

Medium

illustrated book with 54 color lithographs on Arches paper with lithographed text printed in black; unbound, housed in paper folder and paper-covered cardboard box

Edition

832/1200

Catalogue Raisonné

Garnaud 28

Dimensions (H x W x D)

folio: 16 1/4 in x 10 13/16 in

Inscriptions & Markings

watermark: ARCHES

signature: H Matisse, graphite, colophon, lower center

inscription: Poèms de / Charles / d'Orleans / Manuscrits et / illustrés par / Henri Matisse/ Tériade Editeur, inscribed in stone, Title page

inscription: Henri Matisse 3/43, inscribed in stone, Frontispiece

Collection Area

Graphic Arts

Category

Books, Portfolios, and Manuscripts

Prints

Object Type

book

intaglio print

Culture

French

Credit Line

Gift of Alvin H. Davis

Accession Number

2008.3

Copyright

© artist or other rights holder

Terms

artists' books

books

fleur-de-lis

intaglio prints

lithography

portraits

Description

Henri Matisse often turned to poetry for artistic inspiration, and he illustrated a number of livres d’artistes of verse, from the medieval to the modern. To illustrate the work of Charles d’Orléans (1391-1465), a member of the royal family and the father of French lyric poetry of courtly love, Matisse used a highly decorative style: he wrote the poems out in his own florid handwriting and used recurrent scrolls, garlands, and fleur-de-lis.

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