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    Sale 7612

    Old Master, 19th Century, Modern & Contemporary Prints

    1 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 387

    Jacques Villon

    Baudelaire (sans socle) (G. & P. E291)

    Price Realised  


    Jacques Villon
    Baudelaire (sans socle) (G. & P. E291)
    etching, 1920, on wove paper, signed and numbered 4/6 in black ink, an extremely rare proof aside from the unsigned and unnumbered edition for the periodical Architecture, published by André Mare and Louis Süe, with wide margins, some pale time and light-staining, the sheet somewhat soiled in the margins, a few very minor stains and pinpoint foxmarks in places, several unobtrusive horizontal folds across the sheet, mainly visible verso
    P. 417 x 284 mm., S. 528 x 375 mm.

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    André Mare, acquired directly from the artist,
    then by descent to his daughter Anne-Françoise Mare-Aène, god-daughter of Jacques Villon.