The Alan Cristea Gallery will stage an exhibition of 21 of the most important lithographs by Henri Matisse. The lithographs date from 1913 to 1930 and all explore different aspects of the female form, developing the themes of the artist's paintings and sculpture - the nude, the odalisque and the dancer. None of the rare impressions on display have been exhibited before.
Many of the works in the exhibition, for example Reclining Nude with Louis XIV Screen and Arabesque were included in the 2005 Royal Academy of Arts exhibition Matisse, His Art and His Textiles, which toured to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Editions of many of the works in the exhibition are held in major public collections around the world including MOMA, New York and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.