Matisse Henri ~ Matisse Cinquante Dessins 1 of 3 Proof copies ANNOTATED
Paris: Les Soins de l'Artiste, 1920
No. 1 of only 3 proof copies "exemplaires avec les planches rayees" i.e crossed through, with a loose plate (Planche 1) signed in the plate and annotated in blue crayon and pencil "cette planche est supprimee et sera remplacee par une autre" and "moins noir" in Matisse's hand. This plate is unique to the Proofs and indeed does not appear in the published work. With the exception of the first plate the Proof copy has the same plates as the set of 1000 (although they are crossed through). Plate 1 has light soiling to the margins, otherwise all is in Fine condition. In the original publisher's brown / grey wrappers over white card as issued.
BINDING : Softcover
INVENTORY NUMBER: 107555