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Les Fauves Art Prints

During the early, Post-Impressionist Twentieth Century, a group of painters who came to be known as Les Fauves artists, translated as "the wild beasts," started a short-lived movement called the Fauvism Art Movement. These artists emphasized non-linear qualities such as the impulsive use of strong colors, visible brushstrokes (not always applied in what would be considered a controlled manner), dynamism and other traits popularly referred to as "painterliness." These French Post-Impressionist painters included such noted individuals as Henri Matisse, Andre Derain, Albert Marquet, Raoul Dufy, Maurice Vlaminck, Georges Rouault, Henri Manguin and Georges Braque, who later played a major role in the development of Cubism.

Some great examples of les Fauves lithographs and les Fauves art prints are available here at Affordable Art 101, including works by the leaders of the Fauvism Art Movement: Matisse and Derain. Though the movement spanned less than a decade and held only three exhibitions, the amount and quality of the artwork produced is astounding.

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Georges Rouault etching for Miserere, "Femme affranchie a quatorze heures chante midi" Georges Rouault etching for Miserere, "Femme affranchie a quatorze heures chante midi"

Medium: original etching, aquatint, drypoint and roulette. Plate 17 of the "Miserere et Guerre" series. Catalogue reference: CR 70; W 124. Executed in 1923 and published by Ambroise Vollard in 1948 in an edition of 450 (the first and only printing). Plate size: 21 11/16 x 16 7/8 inches (555 x 430mm) on wove paper with deckle edges and full original margins. Signed in the plate (not by hand); Rouault did not hand-sign any impressions.

The Miserere series is considered Rouault's greatest accomplishment; and indeed, one of the masterpieces of 20th Century printmaking. Provenance: this etching was once part of the Vincent Price Collection, and their Certificate of Authentication has been conserved and is included with the sale.

Condition: there is a mat stain and age-toning to the paper; altogether a rich and magnificent impression.

$1,750.00
Henri Matisse original lithograph Henri Matisse original lithograph for Portraits, 1954

Medium: original lithograph. Printed at the atelier Mourlot for inclusion as the frontispiece of "Portraits", published in Paris in 1954. The sheet measures 12 3/8 x 9 5/8 inches (314 x 245 mm). Sometimes called "Madame Pompadour", this work is part of the permanent collection of MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art) in New York. Not signed.

$1,500.00
Henri Matisse "Teeny" original linocut (1938 1st edition Henri Matisse "Teeny" original linocut 1938 1st edition

Medium: original linoleum cut. A fine impression on wove paper, executed in 1938 for the very rare XXe Siecle (issue No. 4). A later edition was also issued by XXe Siecle in 1959, but this is the original, first edition Matisse linocut. Sheet size: 12 5/8 x 9 3/4 inches (320 x 248 mm). Signed in the plate (not by hand).

Condition: there is a small bump to the bottom left corner of the sheet. There are six pinholes along the left edge of the sheet -- this is from the publisher's original binding staples, and also serves to demonstrate the provenance of this work.

$1,000.00
Henri Matisse original lithograph Colette La Vagabonde Henri Matisse original lithograph for Colette "La Vagabonde"

Medium: original lithograph. This impression on Arches wove paper is from the limited edition of 3000 printed in 1951 by Mourlot. Matisse executed this original lithograph to serve as the frontispiece for the Colette novel "La Vagabonde", published in Paris by Andre Sauret. The full sheet measures 8 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches (218 x 160 mm). Signed in the stone, not hand-signed.

Condition: there is a minor crease and a small spot of foxing near the left edge. Also, this was the frontispiece and there is a bit of offsetting of text from the opposing page.

$750.00
Henri Matisse lithograph Decoupage for XXe Siecle Henri Matisse lithograph | Decoupage for XXe Siecle

Medium: lithograph (after the découpage). This impression was printed in 1954 for XXe Siecle (issue No. 4) and published in Paris by San Lazzaro. The full sheet measures 12 3/8 x 9 1/2 inches (314 x 241 mm). Signed in the plate, not by hand.

Condition: there is some creasing to the paper.

$600.00
Henri Matisse lithograph Decoupage for XXe Siecle Henri Matisse lithograph | Decoupage for XXe Siecle

Medium: lithograph (after the découpage). This impression was printed in 1954 for XXe Siecle (issue No. 4) and published in Paris by San Lazzaro. The full sheet measures 12 3/8 x 9 1/2 inches (314 x 242 mm). Signed in the plate, not by hand.

Condition: there is some creasing to the paper.

$600.00
Henri Matisse branche de lilas pochoir, L'Art d'Aujourd'hui, Morance 1924, lilacs Henri Matisse "La branche de lilas" pochoir

Medium: pochoir (after the watercolor). Published in Paris in 1924 by Albert Morance for "L'Art d'Aujourd'hui", and now very scarce. The publisher's provenance inscription is printed beneath the image. Image size: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches (215 x 140mm). Not signed.

$500.00
Henri Matisse Femme en robe brune pochoir, L'Art d'Aujourd'hui, Morance 1924 Henri Matisse "Femme en robe brune" pochoir

Medium: pochoir (after the watercolor). Published in Paris in 1924 by Albert Morance for "L'Art d'Aujourd'hui", and now very scarce. The publisher's provenance inscription is printed beneath the image. Image size: 7 x 5 inches (180 x 125mm). Not signed.

$500.00
Henri Matisse Oliviers pochoir, L'Art d'Aujourd'hui, Morance 1924 Henri Matisse "Oliviers" pochoir

Medium: pochoir (after the watercolor). Published in Paris in 1924 by Albert Morance for "L'Art d'Aujourd'hui", and now very scarce. The publisher's provenance inscription is printed beneath the image. Size: 6 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches (image). Signed in the plate (not by hand).

$500.00
Henri Matisse Seance du matin pochoir, L'Art d'Aujourd'hui, Morance 1924 Henri Matisse "La seance du matin" pochoir

Medium: pochoir (after the watercolor). Published in Paris in 1924 by Albert Morance for "L'Art d'Aujourd'hui", and now very scarce. The publisher's provenance inscription is printed beneath the image. Image size: 7 7/8 x 6 3/8 inches (200 x 160mm). Signed in the plate (not by hand).

$500.00
Georges Braque lithograph "Trois oiseaux sur fond violet" Georges Braque lithograph "Trois oiseaux sur fond violet"

Medium: lithograph (after the gouache). This magnificent and richly inked impression is from the deluxe edition of 350 on velin de Rives paper with deckle edges (the lithograph itself is not numbered but is from portfolio number 27 of 350). Printed for Derriere le Miroir (No. 144-145-146) in 1964, and published in Paris by the atelier Maeght. Size: 15 x 10 7/8 inches (377 x 277 mm). Unlike most prints issued by DLM, there is no text on the back side. Not signed.

$500.00
Henri Matisse etching 1933 Poesies de Mallarme Henri Matisse engraving, 1933 | Poesies de Mallarme

Medium: engraving (after the 1932 etching for Poésies de Mallarmé). Issued in Paris in 1933 by Arts et Métiers Graphiques. Printed on watermarked Montgolfier laid paper, the sheet measures 12 1/4 x 9 3/8 inches (310 x 238 mm). Not signed.

$500.00
Henri Matisse lithograph Pierre a feu Les miroirs profonds Henri Matisse lithograph for Pierre a feu - Les miroirs profonds

Medium: lithograph (after the drawing). Beautifully printed in blue ink in 1947 by Draeger Freres; from the unsigned edition of 950 on Rives wove paper for "Pierre a feu / Les miroirs profonds", published in Paris by Maeght. The total sheet measures 9 1/2 x 8 inches (240 x 205 mm). Plate-signed by Henri Matisse, not signed by hand.

$450.00
Georges Braque original lithograph Georges Braque original lithograph, 1963

Medium: original lithograph. Published in 1963 as the frontispiece of the "Braque Lithographe" catalogue raisonne, and printed in Paris by Mourlot Freres. The sheet measures 12 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches (315 x 240 mm). Signed in the stone (not by hand).

$450.00
Henri Matisse lithograph Catherinette Henri Matisse lithograph "Catherinette"

Medium: lithograph (after Matisse). Printed in 1946 by Mourlot Freres for the rare "Sainte Catherine 1946" catalogue, issued by the Palais de Chaillot in a limited edition of 1150 on Marais paper. The sheet size is 12 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches (325 x 242 mm). Signed in the plate; not hand-signed.

Condition: there is age-toning to the paper.

$400.00
Henri Matisse lithograph, 1933 Henri Matisse lithograph, 1933

Medium: lithograph (after the original). Issued in Paris in 1933 by Arts et Métiers Graphiques. Printed on watermarked laid paper, the sheet measures 12 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches (310 x 235 mm). Signed in the plate, not by hand.

$400.00
Henri Matisse etching 1933 Henri Matisse engraving, 1933

Medium: engraving (after the original etching). Issued in Paris in 1933 by Arts et Métiers Graphiques. Printed on watermarked Ingres laid paper, the sheet measures 12 1/8 x 9 3/8 inches (310 x 238 mm). Signed in the plate, not by hand.

$400.00
Georges Braque "Oiseau" original lithograph, 1975 Georges Braque "Oiseau" original lithograph, 1975

Medium: original lithograph. This is the second printing (deuxieme tirage) of this striking Georges Braque composition, for the portfolio "San Lazzaro et ses amis", published in Paris. A number of important artists collaborated together on this project, in homage to Gualtieri di San Lazzaro, founder of the deluxe art revuel XXe Siecle (Chroniques du Jour), and an instrumental figure in the Paris art world, as a publisher, critic and friend to many of the 20th Century's great printmakers. Among the artists represented are Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Zao Wou-ki, Joan Miro, Marc Chagall, Graham Sutherland, Rene Magritte, Hans Hartung, Lucio Fontana, Alberto Magnelli, Henry Moore, Serge Poliakoff and Max Bill.

This is a fine impression on quality Arches wove paper with deckle edges, printed in Paris in 1975 by Mourlot Freres, in a limited edition of 575. The total sheet measures 14 x 10 1/4 inches (355 x 260mm). Not signed. The first printing was published by XXe Siecle in 1958; interestingly, this second impression is more scarce and printed on a finer quality of paper.

$400.00
Andre Derain original lithograph | Derain Dessins, 1947 Andre Derain original lithograph | Derain Dessins, 1947

Medium: original lithograph. Numbered in pencil 67/270. Printed in Paris in 1947 by Mourlot Frères in a limited edition of 270 for "Derain Dessins" portfolio, published by Georges Duval. The image measures 16 1/4 x 12 1/2 inches (415 x 315mm); the total sheet measures 19 1/4 x 14 inches (490 x 360mm). A fine impression on Arches wove paper with full original margins and deckle edges. Condition: some minor foxing.

Note: it is difficult to discern whether Derain's signature was made by hand or is part of the lithographed image. In any event, this piece is rare.

$400.00
Raoul Dufy original etching "Amphitrite" Raoul Dufy original etching "Amphitrite"

Medium: original etching. This is the frontispiece etching published in 1930 by Floury for Marcelle Berr de Turique's monograph on the artist Dufy, now quite scarce. The plate measures 7 5/8 x 5 3/8 inches (193 x 136mm). Signed by Raoul Dufy in the plate, not by hand.


$350.00
Henri Matisse pochoir "Composition sur fond rouge et vert" Henri Matisse pochoir "Composition sur fond rouge et vert"

Medium: pochoir (after the découpage). This small but rare print was hand-colored in 1953 in the Ateliers du Coloris Moderne under the direction of Y. F. Wils, and published in Paris the same year by Galerie Berggruen. Issued in an edition of 1000, this is a recreation in pochoir format of one of the delightful Matisse paper cut-outs -- his "Papiers Découpés". The image measures 5 x 3 3/4 inches (125 x 95 mm). The colors are rich and vivid. Not signed.

$350.00
Henri Matisse "De la Couleur" pochoir Henri Matisse "De la Couleur" pochoir

Medium: pochoir. Published in Paris in 1945 by Teriade for Verve (Volume IV, No. 13). This was the title page composed by Matisse for the special "De la Couleur" issue, now rare. Printed on Marais wove paper. Sheet size: 13 3/4 x 10 1/4 inches (350 x 258 mm). Signed in the plate (not by hand).

$350.00
Henri Matisse lithograph Femme au chapeau Verve Henri Matisse lithograph "Femme au chapeau"

Medium: lithograph. Printed by Mourlot and published in Paris by Teriade for Verve (Volume 1, Number 5-6), in 1939. Image size: 12 1/2 x 9 inches (320 x 227 mm). Sheet size: 14 x 9 7/8 inches (353 x 250 mm). Signed in the plate (not by hand).

Condition: there is some soiling and the margin is narrow on the right side.

$300.00
Andre Derain lithograph Les deux hangars Andre Derain lithograph "Les deux hangars"

Medium: lithograph (after the 1947 Andre Derain painting). This exquisite lithograph on quality Arches paper was printed in Paris at the Mourlot studio in 1970 in an edition of 1000 for the Collection Pierre Lévy deluxe portfolio. The image measures 17 1/2 x 21 1/2 inches (440 x 550 mm) and the full sheet is 20 x 26 inches. Plate-signed, not hand-signed.

$300.00
Henri Manguin lithograph (Paysage) Henri Manguin lithograph (Paysage)

Medium: lithograph (after the painting). Printed in Paris at the Mourlot studios and now quite scarce. Image size: 15 x 18 inches (375 x 470 mm); the full sheet measures 20 x 21 inches. Signed by Manguin in the plate, not by hand.

$300.00
Georges Braque "Les oiseaux de nuit" lithograph (Nightbirds) Georges Braque lithograph "Les oiseaux de nuit" Nightbirds

Medium: lithograph (after the gouache). Printed in Paris in 1964 by Mourlot Freres and issued in an edition of 2000 on Arches wove paper. Sheet size: 10 x 7 1/2 inches (255 x 188 mm). This lithograph is from the scarce and lavishly-produced limited edition catalogue, "Prints from the Mourlot Press". Published in 1964 by Mourlot on the occasion of their landmark traveling exhibition, which was sponsored by the French Embassy and The Smithsonian. Not signed.

$300.00
Henri Matisse lithograph La tristesse du roi Henri Matisse lithograph "La tristesse du roi"

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).

$300.00
Georges Braque lithograph "Chapelle St. Bernard" Georges Braque lithograph "Chapelle St. Bernard"

Medium: lithograph (after the maquette for the stained glass window at the Chapelle St. Bernard). Executed for Derriere le Miroir (No. 148) in 1964, and published in Paris by Maeght. This lithograph was published on the occasion of the inauguration of the Fondation Marguerite et Aime Maeght. Sheet size: 15 x 11 inches (380 x 275 mm). Signed by Georges Braque in the stone (not by hand).

$300.00
Andre Derain lithograph Vue d'Amiens Andre Derain lithograph "Amiens"

Medium: lithograph (after the 1947 Andre Derain painting). This exquisite lithograph on quality Arches paper was printed in Paris at the Mourlot studio in 1970 in an edition of 1000 for the Collection Pierre Lévy deluxe portfolio. The image measures 17 1/2 x 22 inches (448 x 555 mm) and the full sheet is 20 x 26 inches. Plate-signed, not hand-signed.

$250.00
Andre Derain lithograph Deux femmes nues et nature morte Andre Derain lithograph "Deux femmes nues et nature morte"

Medium: lithograph (after the 1935 Andre Derain painting). This exquisite lithograph on quality Arches paper was printed in Paris at the Mourlot studio in 1970 in an edition of 1000 for the Collection Pierre Lévy deluxe portfolio. The image measures 18 x 19 1/4 inches (460 x 490mm) and the full sheet is 20 x 26 inches. Plate-signed, not hand-signed.

$250.00
Henri Matisse pochoir "Feuille noire sur fond vert" Henri Matisse pochoir "Feuille noire sur fond vert"

Medium: pochoir (after the découpage). This small but rare print was hand-colored in 1953 in the Ateliers du Coloris Moderne under the direction of Y. F. Wils, and published in Paris the same year by Galerie Berggruen. Issued in an edition of 1000, this is a recreation in pochoir format of one of the delightful Matisse paper cut-outs -- his "Papiers Découpés". The image measures 4 1/2 x 3 inches (115 x 75 mm). There is a different composition on the back, as issued. The colors are rich and vivid. Not signed.

$250.00
Henri Matisse pochoir "Arbre de neige" Henri Matisse pochoir "Arbre de neige"

Medium: pochoir (after the découpage). This small but rare print was hand-colored in 1953 in the Ateliers du Coloris Moderne under the direction of Y. F. Wils, and published in Paris the same year by Galerie Berggruen. Issued in an edition of 1000, this is a recreation in pochoir format of one of the delightful Matisse paper cut-outs -- his "Papiers Découpés". The image measures 4 x 2 3/4 inches (105 x 70 mm). The colors are rich and vivid. Not signed.

$250.00
Henri Matisse lithograph "Masques" Henri Matisse lithograph "Masques"

Medium: lithograph (after the decoupage and gouache). Printed by Mourlot and published in Paris by Teriade for Verve in 1958. Sheet size: 14 x 38 inches (345 x 960 mm). There are three center folds, as issued. Signed in the plate, not hand-signed.

Condition: there is some wear.

$250.00
Henri Matisse lithograph "Apollon" Henri Matisse lithograph "Apollon"

Medium: lithograph (after the découpage and gouache). Published in Paris by Teriade for Verve in 1958. Sheet size: 14 x 21 inches; with a center fold, as issued. Signed in the plate (not by hand).

Condition: there are stitch holes remaining along center fold from the binding, with some wear in this area.

$250.00
Henri Matisse lithograph "L'Escargot" Henri Matisse lithograph "L'Escargot"

Medium: lithograph (after the decoupage and gouache). Published in Paris by Teriade for Verve in 1958. Sheet size: 14 x 10 1/4 inches (355 x 260 mm). Signed in the stone (not by hand).

$250.00
Georges Braque "Oiseaux" pochoir, 1958 Georges Braque "Oiseaux" pochoir, 1958

Medium: color pochoir. Executed in 1958 for the deluxe art revue XXe Siecle (issue number 11 "Les nouveaux rapports de l'art et de la nature"). Sheet size: 12 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches (312 x 234 mm). Signed in the plate (not by hand).

$250.00
Andre Derain lithograph Nature morte aux Poissons Andre Derain lithograph "Nature morte aux Poissons"

Medium: lithograph (after the 1947 Andre Derain painting). This exquisite lithograph on quality Arches paper was printed in Paris at the Mourlot studio in 1970 in an edition of 1000 for the Collection Pierre Lévy deluxe portfolio. The image measures 17 1/2 x 20 inches (445 x 515 mm) and the full sheet is 20 x 26 inches. Plate-signed, not hand-signed.

$200.00
Andre Derain lithograph Nature morte aux Poissons Andre Derain lithograph "Nature morte aux Poissons"

Medium: lithograph (after the 1939 Andre Derain painting). This exquisite lithograph on quality Arches paper was printed in Paris at the Mourlot studio in 1970 in an edition of 1000 for the Collection Pierre Lévy deluxe portfolio. The image measures 17 x 22 inches (440 x 560 mm) and the full sheet is 20 x 26 inches. Plate-signed, not hand-signed.

$200.00
Henri Matisse lithograph | Pierre Matisse Gallery Henri Matisse lithograph | Pierre Matisse Gallery

Medium: lithograph (after the drawing). This piece is from a rare suite of lithographs issued by the Pierre Matisse Gallery during the 1950's. The total sheet measures 10 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches (270 x 200 mm). Signed in the plate (not signed by hand).

$200.00
Georges Braque 1959 pochoir Solitaire Georges Braque 1959 pochoir "Etude pour un oiseau"

Medium: pochoir (after the watercolor). This charming pochoir was printed by Daniel Jacomet in a limited edition of 900 and published in Paris in 1959 by Editions XXe Siecle for "Le Solitaire". A nice impression on Arches paper having the appearance of an actual watercolor. Size (including margins): 7 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches (183 x 235 mm). Not signed.

$200.00