Lot 27 of 364:
Portraits by Henri Matisse 1954  

Click image to enlarge
Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$570
$800 - $1,200

Portraits par Henri Matisse

Matisse, Henri

Monte Carlo

André Sauret



151, [2] pp. Illustrated with 60 full-page duotone plates and 33 tipped-in color plates, plus an original lithograph frontispiece and original cover design by Henri Matisse. (4to), original wrappers with color cover by Matisse, glassine, chemise, slipcase. No. 2246 of 2850 copies. First Edition.

With the decorative bookplate of Esther I. Ritterman. One of the more popular art books by Matisse with color portraits. Matisse selected the portraits, wrote the introduction, and designed the book and its color cover.

Lot Amendments

Wear, soiling and some sunning to slipcase with splitting at edges; light wear to chemise with sunning to spine, toning to glassine with a few small tears; first few blank leaves detached and laid in, frontispiece and title page nearly detached; about very good.

Item number:
Shipping info:

We have a full service shipping department to ensure proper packing and safe delivery of purchases at reasonable cost. We are specialists at packing and shipping books and works on paper.   All lots purchased by the same client are combined for shipping in order to keep the cost as economical as possible.  Our preferred method for domestic shipments is UPS Ground but we can also ship via FedEx or USPS Priority Mail. We do NOT ship USPS Media Mail under any circumstances.For international orders we select the most appropriate carrier depending on the value and weight of the items purchased.  We are happy to accommodate special arrangements by request.

Invoices are sent out the day following the auction and include a minimum $10 handling fee plus actual shipping and insurance charges.

Shipping estimates can be obtained  by contacting [email protected] prior to the auction.


Terms and conditions


All accepted bids are contracts and are considered final and non withdrawable.


A buyer's premium of 20% will be applied to all purchases.


The person posting the bids online has to be the person who has registered for the auction.