Paris: Éditions du Bélier, 1947.
artist]. ROUVEYRE, André, [contributor]. Repli. Gravures de Henri Matisse. Paris: Éditions du Bélier, 1947.
MATISSE, Henri, [artist]. ROUVEYRE, André, [author]. Repli. Gravures de Henri Matisse. Paris: Éditions du Bélier, 1947.
Limited edition, signed by Matisse and Rouveyre in pencil on the limitation page. Number 226 of 315 copies on velin d'Arches, from a total edition of 370. Small quarto (10 x 6 3/8 inches; 253 x 164 mm). With the full text and a complete set of twelve portrait lithographs and six linocuts (4 black and white head-and-tailpieces, and two red linocut initials) all by Matisse. Title-page printed in red and black. Sheets are loose and folded as issued.
Publisher's pochoir yellow portfolio wrappers designed by Matisse after a cutout. All edges uncut. A tiny closed tear to bottom edge of front wrapper. Some minor rubbing. Housed in publisher's original paper chemise, with printed paper spine label, within publisher's matching paper slipcase. Slipcase and chemise with some minor chipping and soiling. Overall very good to about fine.
"André Rouveyre was an early twentieth-century French writer, caricaturist, and graphic artist. A member of several culturally elite circles of his day, he is perhaps equally remembered as the subject of drawings by prominent European artists Henri Matisse and Amedeo Modigliani. Having met Matisse in Gustave Moreau's atelier in 1896, the two would continue a lifelong friendship that included hundreds of letters of published correspondence as well as collaboration on such works as Repli (1947) and Apollinaire (1953)." (Wikipedia).