This lithograph appeared in issue 21/226 of the French art revue Verve in 1948 as the cover. The image is by Henri Matisse, a good friend of the publisher.
Verve is a rare publication featuring Mid-Century Modern art and essays. The editor Tériade commissioned original art created expressly for his visionary pages.
Offered here is a page from the 1987 portfolio of Verve artwork printed in Paris by Flammarion Press. Although it is an offset lithograph, it was printed with skill and is an accurate rendition of the original Verve page, with the usual verso text. 16 × 20 inches framed in gray hardwood with a museum glass face.