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Thursday 7 January 2021

Henri Matisse’s lithograph, “Profile of a Young Boy Facing Left”, c1940

Henri Matisse (aka Henri Émile Benoît Matisse) (1869–1954)

“Profile of a Young Boy Facing Left” (descriptive title only), c1940, lithograph signed on the plate and printed in black ink on Van Gelder Zonen paper. Sadly, I do not have access to the catalogue raisonné of Matisse’s graphics and cannot give publication details, formal title or the precise date of execution.

Size: (sheet) 29.2 x 22.5 cm; (platemark) 24.1 x 18.2 cm.

Inscribed on plate: (lower right) “Henri. Matisse”.

Condition: a strong impression with a small margin around the platemark. There is a minor discolouration at the upper edge otherwise the sheet is in excellent condition with no tears, folds, abrasions, significant stains, foxing or signs of handling.

I am selling this remarkably minimal portrait by Matisse for the total cost of AU$365 (currently US$283.28/EUR230.96/GBP208.82 at the time of this listing) including Express Mail (EMS) postage and handling to anywhere in the world, but not (of course) any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries.

If you are interested in purchasing this marvellous example of Matisse’s very fluid use of line to create form, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This print has been sold

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