Illustrated book with 31 lithographs by Matisse on different formats of which one in the front cover, 16 hors-text, 14 in a suite numbered in verso and housed in a separate folder. 4to, loose as issued, housed in pictorial wrapper; 78 pp .

© Succession H. Matisse %2F Artists Rights Society %28ARS%29%2C New York

Une fête en Cimmérie, 1963

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Henri Matisse created his illustrations for this project before the author’s text had been completed. The story, written by his son-in-law, Georges Duthuit, was a fictional account of the meeting between a modern civilized society and a "primitive" one, that of Cimmérie, which he based on North American Inuits. Because of the nature of the subject, Matisse relied upon second-hand sources for his illustrations: photography, films, reference books, and Inuit masks.

Details
Title
Une fête en Cimmérie
Artist Life
1869–1954
Role
Artist
Accession Number
B.91.5.49
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Illustrated book with 31 lithographs by Matisse on different formats of which one in the front cover, 16 hors-text, 14 in a suite numbered in verso and housed in a separate folder. 4to, loose as issued, housed in pictorial wrapper; 78 pp .

© Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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