Circe (1935)

HENRI MATISSE (1869-1954)

Illustration for Ulysses (1922) by James Joyce; One of the six etchings in an offprint, signed, numbered 31/150 and inscribed
In combed, silvery, mid-century French frame

57cm x 46.5cm in the frame


The Circe Episode in Ulysses takes the form of a play script with stage directions and descriptions, with characters’ names appearing above their dialogue. The majority of the action occurs only as drunken, subconscious, anxiety-ridden hallucinations.

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