JAZZ | 1947, rare original Matisse portfolio, featuring two original pochoirs on paper created and executed by Matisse himself.

£5,500.00 GBP £6,500.00

The extremely scarce prospectus, comprising two lithographs reproducing pochoirs from Henri Matisse's masterwork Jazz, sent out to a small number of collectors ahead of the printing. A mint example, rare in any state, rarer than rare in this state.The closest one will come to owning Matisse's monumental Jazz, however this prospectus is technically rarer.

Original publisher's grey-green paper portfolio reproducing the original wrappers for the published book with Matisse's manuscript 'Jazz' to the front cover and vignette to rear. Label with details of the edition by Gerd Hatje (editor) pasted to inner front wrapper; lithograph title reproducing that for the book with Matisse's script, label with 'Tériade éditeur' pasted to foot, 4 pages with text by Matisse (a transcription of his 'Jazz' text for the book), page with text by Kurt Martin, facsimile page ('une page d'ecriture de 'Jazz'') to page 6, final page with 'Index des Planches' and a list of Matisse's other illustrated books and with two double-page colour illustrations from 'Jazz' ('L'enterrement de Pierrot' and 'Le lanceur de couteaux'). A near-fine example.

Published by Tériade éditeur, Paris, 1947.