Lithograph in sanguine on Arches paper, from the suite Acrobatic Dancers (Danseuses Acrobates), executed 1931-2
From the stamp initialed and numbered edition of 25 (there were also a few trial proofs), published 1967.
The works from this suite were recently highlighted in the Baltimore Museum of Art's exhibition, Matisse Dancers. Describing the suite Acrobatic Dancers, the museum explained "the centerpiece of the exhibition is a rarely shown series of 11 transfer lithographs of a dancer/acrobat moving through various positions that evolve into an abstraction of reality, movement, and shape. These prints, drawn as lithographs in 1931-32, but published after Matisse’s death, are among the most eloquent examples of the artist’s way of seeing."
Catalogue raisonne: Duthuit 529
Paper size: 19 7/8 x 14 3/4 inches