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Henri Matisse lithograph "La tristesse du roi"
Henri Matisse lithograph La tristesse du roi

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Item Code: 2006

Medium: lithograph (after the decoupage and gouache). The title translates to "The Sadness of the King". From the rare issue of Verve (Volume 7, Number 27-28), published in Paris by Teriade in 1952. Sheet size: 14 x 21 inches (355 x 534 mm) with a center fold, as issued. Signed in the plate (not by hand).

Condition: there are pinholes remaining along the center fold from the publisher's binding stitches; and also foxing in the margins (see the second photo).