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

Title: Three Heads; To Friendship (Masks of Apollinaire, Matisse and Rouveyre) | Trois têtes; À l’amitié. (Masques d’Apollinaire, Matisse et Rouveyre), 1951/52

Technique: Original Stamp Signed and Numbered Aquatint BFK Rives Wove Paper

Paper size: 65.5 x 50.5 cm. / 25.8 x 19.9 in.
Image size: 43.2 x 34.8 cm. / 17 x 13.7 in.

Additional Information: This original aquatint is stamp signed in black ink with the artist’s monogram “HM.” in the lower right margin.
It is also stamped in black ink “epr. D’art.” (épreuve d’artiste) [artist’s proof]. It is one of six stamp numbered artist’s proofs from a total of 33 impressions.
The subject was conceived, but not included in André Rouveyre’s book ‘Apollinaire, Paris, éd. Raisons d’Être’, which was published in 1952.
The paper bears the BFK Rives watermark in the lower left corner.

Literature: Duthuit C. (1983). Henri Matisse: Catalogue Raisonné de L’Oeuvre Grave Tome II, Paris.
Reference: Duthuit 825

Condition: Excellent condition.