Jacques Villon, ‘Les Haleurs’, 1930, Print, Drypoint and etching, Childs Gallery
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Jacques Villon

Les Haleurs, 1930

Drypoint and etching
8 5/8 × 7 in
21.9 × 17.8 cm
$5,000 - 7,500
Location
Boston
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Childs Gallery
Boston

Ginestet Pouillon E332, iv/IV. Number 31 in an edition of 50. Numbered in pencil lower left margin: …

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Jacques Villon
French, 1875–1963
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The eldest brother of Marcel Duchamp, caricaturist, illustrator, and painter Jacques Villon traded in his given name (Gaston Emile Duchamp) in homage to Alphonse Daudet’s novel Jack (1876) the poet François Villon. Initially noted for humous political cartoons, he soon turned to more serious "Belle Époque" style of printmaking, influenced by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Eventually, he committed himself to painting, which he saw as "a method of prospecting, a manner of expression." As his style developed, he forged a unique blend of flat, geometric Cubist forms and a luminous palette worthy of the Impressionists. Villon was among the French artists who flirted with pure abstraction in the 1920s, producing compositions based on color theory. Ultimately however, he returned to painting portraits and landscapes, and would continue contributing illustrations and original prints to publications.

Jacques Villon, ‘Les Haleurs’, 1930, Print, Drypoint and etching, Childs Gallery
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Ginestet Pouillon E332, iv/IV. Number 31 in an edition of 50. Numbered in pencil lower left margin: '31/50'; signed in pencil lower right margin: 'Jacques Villon'. Signed and dated in the plate top right: 'Jacques Villon / 30'. A fine impression in fine condition aside from foxing and light …

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Jacques Villon
French, 1875–1963
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The eldest brother of Marcel Duchamp, caricaturist, illustrator, and painter Jacques Villon traded in his given name (Gaston Emile Duchamp) in homage to Alphonse Daudet’s novel Jack (1876) the poet François Villon. Initially noted for humous political cartoons, he soon turned to more serious "Belle Époque" style of printmaking, influenced by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Eventually, he committed himself to painting, which he saw as "a method of prospecting, a manner of expression." As his style developed, he forged a unique blend of flat, geometric Cubist forms and a luminous palette worthy of the Impressionists. Villon was among the French artists who flirted with pure abstraction in the 1920s, producing compositions based on color theory. Ultimately however, he returned to painting portraits and landscapes, and would continue contributing illustrations and original prints to publications.

Jacques Villon

Les Haleurs, 1930

Drypoint and etching
8 5/8 × 7 in
21.9 × 17.8 cm
$5,000 - 7,500
Location
Boston
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