Matisse on his bed signing a poster (s.7609)
Medium : Vintage Silver Gelatin print, circa 1950, verso is a stamp “Please credit Robert Capa – Magnum – Magnum Photos, Inc, 55 West 55th Street, New York” Size: 270 x 340 mms
Condition: Handling creases in corners, light scratching in gelatin, very small speck of emulsion loss near extreme upper right edge, small tear at right no more than 1/4 inch in length into the image.
Literature: Look Magazine, January 1950 – an article entitled “Matisse at 81” illustrates many of this photographs taken at this shoot.
Note: In August 1949 Robert Capa photographed Henri Matisse on his apartment at the Hotel regina in Nice. At the time Matisse spent much of his time working from his bed on designe for mural for the Chapell de Roaire at Vence. In our photo he is shown signing a huge poster. Magnum Photos was founded by Capa, amongst others, and handled a lot of his works.