Paris: Verve, 1939. Matisse, Henri. First. unbound. An original black & white lithograph after Matisse, signed and dated in the plate. Published in Paris for Verve, and printed by Mourlot Freres. Sheet measures 13.75 x 10.375 inches, printed with 1 inch margins. Paris: Verve, 1939. A very near fine copy with an additional color lithograph (Child's Head by Paul Klee) printed on rear. near fine.
Verve was founded in 1937 as a showcase for work by the day's best artists, produced by the finest printers. This piece was printed in Volume 2, numbers 5-6.