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Pasiphaé, chant de Minos (Les Crétois)

[Paris:] Martin Fabiani Editeur, 1944


Signed in pen and ink by Matisse on the justification page


Succession H. Matisse, Paris; with Ursus Rare Books, New York; from whom purchased by MFA, 26 March 2003.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds given by a member of the Museum Council Fellows


© 2011 Succession H. Matisse, Paris / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.


Place of Publication

Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Duthuit, p. 51-67; Artist and the Book 198; Castleman, Century of Artists Books, p. 113


Overall: 33.8 x 26.2 x 3.9 cm (13 5/16 x 10 5/16 x 1 9/16 in.) Sheet: 32.5 x 25.3 cm (12 13/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 148 linocuts printed in red and black


Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books