This original transfer lithograph is annotated and signed on the stone at the lower right "à la mémoire de/Angèle Lamotte/Henri Matisse." It is a fine impression of the definitive state, as published in the review Verve, vol. IV, no. 13 "De la Couleur", by Efstratios Tériade, Éditions de la revue Verve, Paris, 1945. Catalogue raisonné reference: Claude Duthuit, Henri Matisse: Catalogue raisonné des ouvrages illustrés, Paris, 1988, pg. 363, no. 74 (ill.). The subject of this work is a young collaborator of Teriade's, Angèle Lamotte, who died at the age of twenty-eight. Matisse, who was fond of her, dedicated this print to her memory.
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