Woman with Dog – 2 Impressions



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 fresh atmospheric impressions of this rarely seen image, with substantial burr from the drypoint work.

During the period 1904-6 Villon spent much time on printmaking, often focusing on portraits of women, and also made drawings for weeklies, re-using the drawings for prints. In this instance, he created an independent work of art which was ultimately used to illustrate an address card for the publisher Sagot.