(Emile Benoît)
Le Cateau-Cambrésis 1869-1954 Nice (French)

Title: Figure Reading | Figure lisant, 1929

Technique: Original Hand Signed and Numbered Etching on Chine Appliqué on Wove Paper

Paper size: 38 x 28 cm. / 15 x 11 in.
Image size: 14 x 10 cm. / 5.5 x 3.9 in.

Additional Information: This original etching is hand signed in pencil by the artist “Henri Matisse” in the lower right margin.
It is also hand numbered in pencil from the edition of 25, above the signature.
The paper bears the blindstamp of Henri Petiet (1894-1980) in the lower margin.

Provenance: Henri Marie Petiet Collection.
Henri M. Petiet (1894-1980) was an important Parisian collector, publisher and dealer in prints and drawings of such artists as Picasso, Bonnard, Vuillard, Luce, Signac, Matisse, Rouault, Villon, Vlaminck, Dufy, Picasso, Laurencin.

Literature: Duthuit C. (1983). Henri Matisse: Catalogue Raisonné de L’Oeuvre Grave Tome II, Paris.
Reference: Duthuit 149

Condition: Very good condition. A minor rust mark in the in the right sheet edge. Remnants of hinging, verso.