Jacques VILLON (1875-1963)

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Jacques VILLON (1875-1963)
Two acrobats with a dog. After Pablo PICASSO. Aquatint and roulette on strong vellum. Inscription at the bottom left "Engraved by Jacques VILLON 1922". Signed by PICASSO's hand at the bottom right. Signed PICASSO in the plate at the bottom right. Numbered 50/200 Edition: Paris: Bernheim Jeune, 1922-1923 59.8x42.5 cm (the plate) 63x44 cm (the sheet) Bibliography: Jacques Villon, prints and illustrations. Catalogue raisonné. Colette de Ginestet and Catherine Pouillon. - Paris, 1979, E 634 Note: Famous engraving by Jacques VILLON, based on a gouache considered as major by Pablo PICASSO, kept at the MOMA in New-York and painted in 1905 between the pink period and the blue period of the artist, when he frequented the acrobats of the Médrano circus and got drunk on the opium scrolls at the Bateau Lavoir where he had settled.
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