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May 19, 2017 12:00 PMCalender

Jacques Villon (French, 1875-1963), After Fernand Léger (French, 1881-1955) Femme a la cruche

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 3010B Location: Boston Date / Time: May 19, 2017 12:00PM


Jacques Villon (French, 1875-1963), After Fernand Léger (French, 1881-1955)

Femme a la cruche, 1928, from the edition published by the Chalcographie du Louvre, Paris (Ginsett & Pouillon, E656). Identified within the matrix, publisher's dry stamp l.c. Color mezzotint on paper, plate size 18 1/2 x 12 3/8 in. (46.9 x 31.3 cm), framed.
Condition: Unobtrusive toning, deckled edges to two sides, possible retouch l.r. and c.l.

Provenance: The estate of Irving Penn, New York.
Estimate $400-600

The sheet measures 25 1/2 x 19 3/8 inches, with deckled left and lower edges. The deckles of the lower edges are somewhat creased. There is soiling to the verso. There are two nickle-sized areas - one in the green and one in the blue - that look like retouch, but there is no evidence of abrasion or loss to explain them.

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Irving Penn, Paris