Henri Matisse, ‘The Yellow Dress with Black Ribbon’, 1922, Christopher-Clark Fine Art

Original lithograph printed in black ink on China paper

Hand-signed in pen & ink lower right Henri Matisse.

A superb impression of the definitive state, from the edition of 50, numbered in ink also lower right (there was 1 additional trial proof and 10 artist’s proofs, for an overall edition of 61).

Catalog: Duthuit-Matisse 424; Fribourg 380.

Sheet Size: 21 3/8 x 14 inches

In excellent condition, printed on a full sheet.

Literature regarding this artwork: Margrit Hahnloser, Matisse: The Graphic Work, Rizoli, New York, 1987, no. 31, p. 69 (ill.).

Collections in which impressions of this lithograph can be found: Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris; Bibliothèque d’Art et Archéologie, Paris; Musée Matisse, Nice; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Museum of Art, Baltimore; University of California, Los Angeles.

About Henri Matisse

Henri Matisse was a leading figure of Fauvism and, along with Pablo Picasso, one of the most influential artists of the modern era. In his paintings, sculptures, and works on paper, Matisse experimented with vivid colors, Pointillist techniques, and reduced, flat shapes. “What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity, devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter,” he once said; his subjects of choice included nudes, dancers, still lifes, and interior scenes. Matisse’s animated brushwork and seemingly arbitrary application of bright colors, as in Woman with a Hat (1905), would prove foundational to Fauvism, while his similarly radical The Red Studio (1911) was a seminal, nearly monochromatic study in perspective. Later in life, physically debilitated, Matisse would turn to making bold, cut-paper collages. He has influenced a wide range of important 20th-century painters, from Hans Hofmann and Milton Avery to Tom Wesselmann and David Hockney.

French, 1869-1954, Le Cateau-Cambrésis, France, based in Paris and Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France