Current Inventory by Jacques Villon

Fillette Assise Dans un Tub – A Signed Proof Before Letters

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Jacques Villon (1875-1963), Fillette Assise Dans un Tub, etching and drypoint, 1908, signed in pencil lower right and inscribed “essai” lower left margin. Reference: Ginestet and Pouillon E 231, before the edition of 35.  In excellent condition, printed in black on a heavy cream wove paper, 9 1/2 x 8, the sheet 12 3/4 x 9 7/8 inches. A fine impression, before Villon’s name and date in the plate lower right (and thus a first state of 2). In the final state Villon darkened the etching and drypoint work in addition to adding his name and date. This impression is […]

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Pour le Bapteme de Madeleine

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Jacques Villon (1875-1963), Pour le Bapteme de Madeleine, 1900, aquatint , etching, printed in soft blue ink, signed in pencil lower right and numbered 7/10. On laid paper. Reference: Genestet and Pouillon 45, only state. [Also signed in the plate “G Duchamp”, fully titled, dated “Juin 1900″, and with the name Madeleine added on the box cover (?) lower right.] In very good condition, the full sheet with margins (indications of inking in margins, as typical of a trial proof). 7 1/8 x 5 5/8, the sheet 14 1/4 x 11 inches. A fine, delicately and lightly printed impression of […]

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Le Petite Equilibriste

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Jacques Villon (1875-1963), Le Petite Equilibriste, drypoint, 1914, signed in pencil lower right [also signed and dated in the plate]. Reference: Ginestet and Pouillon 287, only state, from the edition of50. In very good condition, with margins (tape stain in margin lower right edge), 8 5/8 x 6 1/2, the sheet 12 3/4 x 9 7/8 inches. ON a BFK RIVES cream wove paper, with their watermark. Archival mounting (mylar unattached mounts between acid free board, glassine cover). A very fine impression of this important early cubist composition. Villon’s experiments with printmaking were an important part of his work throughout […]

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Une Grand Mere

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Jacques Villon (1873-1963), Une Grand Mere, drypoint, 1943, signed in pencil lower right, inscribed “epreuve d’essai” lower left, and inscribed “a Arnold Newman” center. Reference: Ginestet and Pouillon 475, only state; a trial proof impression before the edition of 45. In very good condition, with margins (slight soiling in margins and verso, slightest mat tone), on laid paper, 9 3/8 x 7, the sheet 12 5/8 x 9 7/8 inches, matted. A fine impression of this rarely encountered image. Villon’s cubist prints are among his most interesting and sought after. Here he demonstrates his use of the drypoint technique to interweave various […]

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Minne Sitting (Minne Assise a Terre)

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Jacques Villon, Minne Sitting (Minne Assise a Terre), drypoint, 1907, signed in pencil. Reference: Ginestet and Pouillon 196.  In very good condition, on hand made cream laid paper, the full sheet with deckle edges, 9 1/2 x 6 3/4, the sheet 11 x 8 1/2 inches, archival mounting. A very fine artist’s proof impression of this delightful subject (who was the subject of a number of etchings Villon made at about this time), with carefully wiped plate tone creating a halo-like ground surrounding Minne. G&P call for an edition of approximately 50; however, we have not seen other impressions of this […]

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Minne Playing with a Cat (Minne Jouant avec un Chat)

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Jacques Villon (1875-1963) etching, aquatint, and drypoint, Minne Playing with a Cat (Minne Jouant avec un Chat),1907, signed in pencil and numbered (12/30)(Ginestet and Pouillon 192). A very good impression, with bright contrasts and strong burr from the drypoint, on laid Japan with margins. Ex. coll: Estate of June W. Schuster; Mrs David Steinmetz III. In good condition, with margins (pale light and mat stain in margins, minor soiling at the bottom left margin corner), 9 3/8 x 6 5/8 (the sheet 13 x 9) inches. This is from the Minne series, a group of prints made by Villon in 1907, […]

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Woman with Dog – 2 Impressions

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Jacques Villon (1875-1963), two drypoints, 1905, (Ginestet and Pouillion E156) each signed in pencil: an impression of the final state (third state of three) printed in bistre, with lettering (Adresse Sagot); and an impression of the second state (of 3), before lettering, printed in sanguine. Both in very good condition: impression in bistre on cream wove with wide margins; impression in sanguine with wide margins, on laid paper, with very pale time staining in upper right sheet edge, minor surface soiling. Image: 9 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches (sheets: 12 1/2 x 10, 14 x 10), archival mounting. Both fine […]

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L’Oiseau (The Bird)

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Jacques Villon,  L’Oiseau (The Bird), drypoint and etching, c. 1921, signed in pencil lower right and inscribed “tire a 50″ lower left margin [also signed and dated in the plate]. Reference: Ginestet and Pouillon E293, only state. From the first edition of 50 (additional impressions were pulled for the book Eloge de Jacques Villon by Jacques Lassaigne in 1955). In very good condition, tiny spot on matrix upper center, on laid paper with wide margins with deckle edges,  4 x 6 5/8, the sheet 6 1/2 x 9 5/8 inches, archival mounting (hinged between acid free boards, window mat and […]

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La Parisienne (tournee a gauche, petite planche)

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Jacques Villon (1875-1963),  La Parisienne (tournee a gauche, petite planche), 1904, etching and aquatint in color (black, brown, red), signed  and dated (’04) in pencil. Reference: Ginestet and Pouillon E093, fifth state (of five). In very good condition, with margins, 9 1/2 x 6 1/2, the sheet 13 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches. A fine delicately printed impression. Provenance: Louis Carre (1897-1977), Villon’s dealer in both New York and Paris, who organized the first comprehensive exhibit of Villon’s graphic work, in Paris in 1954, and who kept many of the finest working proofs of Villon’s early prints, such as this […]

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La Parisienne (tournee a gauche, petite planche), early state

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Jacques Villon (1875-1963), La Parisienne, (tournee a gauche, petite planche), 1904, etching, roulette and aquatint, signed in pencil [also signed in plate]. Reference: Ginestet and Pouillon E093. Second state (of  5).  In very good condition. On cream wove paper, with margins, 9 3/8 x 6 1/2, the sheet 15 x 11, archival mounting. A fine proof impression, with the fine roulette effects very evident, the aquatint layering clear and effective, and careful shading through the use of plate tone. Marcel Duchamp (Villon’s brother) has stated (in a note on the Museum of Modern Art impression of this print) that Yvonne Duchamp was […]

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La Couseuse (The Seamstress)

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Jacques Villon (1875-1963), La Couseuse (The Seamstress), 1905, signed in pencil lower right margin. Reference: Ginestet and Pouillon 147, Auberty and Perussaux 96. On a heavy cream laid paper with a partial initials watermark. In good condition apart from slight time stain; soft fold along a laid paper line, a few marks in margins. Archival mounting. With margins, 6 3/8 x 6 3/8, the sheet 8 1/2 x 11 1/4 inches. A fine, black atmospheric impression, with the drypoint burr fresh and satiny. This is an exceedingly rare impression. When Ginestet and Poullon did their recent catalogue raisonne of Villon’s […]

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Le Concert sur la Plage (Musicians on the Beach)

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Jacques Villon (1875-1963) Le Concert sur la Plage (Musicians on the Beach), 1907, etching and aquatint, signed and inscribed “essai” denoting this a trial proof [also signed and dated in the plate], before the edition of 50. Reference: Ginestet and Pouillon 177, only state. In very good condition, with some printer’s ink markings bottom margin (as befits a trial proof), unobtrusive printer’s crease upper right. Wide margins, 8 3/4 x 7 7/8, the sheet 12 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches. On a heavy cream wove paper. A particularly fine atmospheric impression, delicately and carefully printed in black/grey ink. At this time Villon was heavily […]

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