Page from Lettres portugaises (Portuguese Letters)
On View In:
Gallery 359
Artist:   Henri Matisse
Marianna Alcaforado
Tériade, Paris
Mourlot Freres, Paris
Jourde et Allard , (text)  
Title:   Page from Lettres portugaises (Portuguese Letters)  
Date:   1946  
Medium:   Lithographs, letterpress  
Dimensions:   10 7/8 x 8 3/8 in. (27.62 x 21.27 cm)  
Credit Line:   Gift of Bruce B. Dayton  
Location:   Gallery 359  

The last section of the first letter reads: "Good-bye. I cannot leave this paper, for it will fall in your hands. I wish that I could have the same happiness. Alas! that is a foolish wish, for I know that it is impossible. Good-bye; I cannot write any more. Good-bye. Love me always, and make me suffer still more sorrow."

Name:   Matisse, Henri  
Nationality:   French  
Life Dates:   French, 1869 - 1954  
Name:   Alcaforado, Marianna  
Role:   Author  
Nationality:   French  
Life Dates:   French  
Name:   Tériade, Paris  
Role:   Publisher  
Nationality:   French  
Name:   Mourlot Freres, Paris  
Role:   Lithographer  
Nationality:   French  
Life Dates:   France  
Name:   Jourde et Allard  
Role:   Printer  

Object Description  
Inscriptions:   Mark Watermark:  
Classification:   Books  
Physical Description:   25 full page lithographs plus numerous ornaments and initials; binding: lithographic paper cover, printed in purple (unbound, loose sheets); 2nd cover beige cloth; endpapers: Arches wove; slip case: beige cloth  
Creation Place:   Europe, France, , , Paris  
Edition:   Edition of 250; 61/250 plus I-XX H.C. (first 80 copies have set of 12 proof studies)  
Accession #:   B.85.4.3  
Owner:   The Minneapolis Institute of Arts