MATISSE HENRI: (1869-1954) French Artist. Unusual and very attractive autograph short poem-canticle, with drawing, one page, oblong folio, n.p., n.d., in French. Matisse has drawn a first and large capital letter, coloured to the inside, stating `Loué, sois-tu, Monseigneur, Pour Soeur Onde, Laquelle est bien utile et humble et précieuse et chaste.´ Beneath the large letters written text, Matisse has drawn six waving lines. Two small stains to the left border. The page bears an ''Imperial Japan paper'' watermark. VG £2000-3000 The written text corresponds, with few small changes, to a canticle, the ''Letter to the faithful'' by Saint Francis of Assis.