A charming petite vintage color plate of cut-and-paste paper Chinese Fishes (1951) by Henri Matisse. Image hand tipped-in on a sheet of heavy paper and affixed to chipboard backing for maximum ease in styling whether framing or propping. 

Also known as "Poissons Chinois"

Cut-and-pasted paper. Private collection, Paris.

Image: 2.4” x 5.1”

This composition of sundry bits of colored paper cut out in the form of ornamental motifs and pasted on a large sheet of paper in turn mounted on canvas. Done by Matisse in 1951, when he could no longer wield a brush, the cut-paper piece dubbed "Poissons Chinois" (Chinese Fishes) has an element of classroom artwork in it.