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JACQUES VILLON 1875-1963
(Gaston Duchamp) Damville 1875-1963 Paris (French)
Title: The Small Mechanical Workshop | Le petit atelier de mécanique, 1914
Technique: Original Hand Signed and Numbered Etching on Arches Laid Paper
Paper size: 24 x 32 cm. / 9.4 x 12.6 in.
Image size: 16.4 x 19.7 cm. / 6.3 x 7.8 in.
Additional Information: This etching is hand signed in by the artist in pencil “Jacques Villon” at the lower right margin.
It is also signed and dated in the lower image.
It is also numbered from the edition of 50, in the lower left margin.
This is the first example of Villon’s use of dividing the surface of the plate with pyramidal shapes, a key component of the Cubist style.
Provenance: The Collection of Olga Carré-Burel formally known as the Collection of Louis Carré.
This was one of the most important collections of Villon’s work in the world if not the most important one.
Olga Carré (born Burel) was the wife of the important Paris Gallery owner and Collector Louis Carré. He passed away in 1977 and so his wife, Olga Carré, inherited his collection. Louis Carré was the main dealer of Jacques Villon and exhibited his works regularly in his Gallery in Paris and New York. Most of their collection was bought directly from the artists.
Literature: de Ginestet, C. & Pouillon, C. (1973). Jacques Villon-Les Estampes, Les Illustrations-Catalogue Raisonné. Paris: Arts et Metiers Graphiques.
Reference: de Ginestet & Pouillon E.289
Condition: Very good condition. Very soft fold across the lower right corner.