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


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 the model for this print.