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Hommage 1. Dessins de Bonnard, Dufy, Maillol, Matisse, Picasso, Poem de Pierre Emmanuel, Illustré par Zac. WITH: Hommage 2. Dessins de Matisse Poems de Paul Eluard, foreword André Rouveyre.
Monaco & Imprimerie Robaudy - Cannes. Monaco. December 1943, June 1944. - 2 folio volumes 10 1/4 x13 1/2 ins, 260 x 345mm, original grey paper, printed, soft covers, spine of 2 carefully repaired, all contents loose as issued, untrimmed edges. A very little foxing to facsimile letter and extremities of some margins in 2. Reproductions include: No.1 une etude de Bonnard (a pencil " bathtime" study), une symphonie de Dufy (pen and ink double page orchestra), deux nus de Maillol (grey and bistre chalk), deux expressions de Matisse (female portraits), une satire de Picasso (Pen and ink), Emmanuel's poem illustrated by Zac. No.2 a lithograph by Leono Fini, 10 Maitisse prints (portraits, flower studies etc.), 2 "blueprints" (actually roughs on thin paper for 2 of the portraits), facsimile letter, and with the fine photographic portrait of Matisse in the studio by Brassai often lacking. Due to wartime constraints only these 2 issues were ever published. Both Limited to 1000 numbered (Hommage 1 is no.645, Hommage 2 one of 50 hors de commerce). During severe illnesses at this time, "His drawings took on even greater freedom and fluency now that he could no longer sustain the physical and mental labour of painting." Spurling, Matisse The Master.
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