On View In:
Gallery 359
Artist:   Henri Matisse
Text by John-Antoine Nau
Mourlot Freres, Paris
Fequet et Baudier , (text)
Mourlot Freres, Paris  
Title:   Poésies Antillaises  
Date:   1972  
Medium:   Lithographs, letterpress  
Dimensions:   14 3/4 x 11 in. (37.47 x 27.94 cm)  
Credit Line:   Gift of Bruce B. Dayton  
Location:   Gallery 359  

Although Poésies Antillaises was published eighteen years after Matisse’s death, its overall design and illustrations had been rigorously planned by the artist. In fact, Matisse began the project in 1945. Matisse’s illustrations were comprised of a series of head and bust images of his then current models. Head of a Female Model, 1945-46 Head of a Female Model, 1945-46 This image and its partner facing are two of the twelve supplementary lithographs for a special deluxe edition of Poésies Antillaises.

Name:   Matisse, Henri  
Nationality:   French  
Life Dates:   French, 1869 - 1954  
Name:   Mourlot Freres, Paris  
Role:   Lithographer  
Nationality:   French  
Life Dates:   France  
Name:   Mourlot Freres, Paris  
Role:   Publisher  
Nationality:   French  
Life Dates:   France  
Name:   Fequet et Baudier  
Role:   Printer  
Name:   Nau, John-Antoine  
Role:   Author  

Object Description  
Inscriptions:   Mark Watermark:  
Classification:   Books  
Physical Description:   28 lithographs in brown (portrait heads) & 102 pages with lithographic initials, etc. in blue  
Creation Place:   Europe, France, , , Paris  
Edition:   Edition of 250; 207/250  
Accession #:   B.82.11  
Owner:   The Minneapolis Institute of Arts