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    Henri Matisse. Typed Letter Signed. "Henri Matisse." One page in French, 5.25" x 8.25", [Chapelle du Rosaire de] Vence; December 26, 1945. Addressed to "Cher Monsieur," an unidentified correspondent, Matisse inserted a handwritten sentence above the first typed line. In this letter, referencing the "Directeur des Musées de France," Matisse tells the recipient he will forward a letter he received from the director about some issue with a statue by the French sculptor Aristide Maillol (1861-1944), and thanks the recipient for his perseverance in dealing with this issue, which, apparently, had gone on for some time.
    Henri Émile Benoît Matisse (1869-1954), an artist known his expressiveness of color, is considered the most important French artist of the 20th century. He was a draughtsman, book illustrator, graphic artist, and sculptor, but was known primarily as a painter.
    Condition: The letter has a horizontal fold, is a bit toned, left margin a bit worn, with some occasional creasing. Very good.


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