Drypoint and color aquatint on wove paper
Support: Wove paper
Image: 33.5 x 44.2 cm (13 3/16 x 17 3/8 in.); Platemark: 34.5 x 45.4 cm (13 9/16 x 17 7/8 in.); Sheet: 49.9 x 65.1 cm (19 5/8 x 25 5/8 in.)
Gift of James and Hanna Bartlett 2018.1075
Villon came from a family of artists that included the sculptor Raymond Duchamp-Villon and the conceptual artist Marcel Duchamp.
For a concentrated period in the early 20th century, French artist Jacques Villon took up etching—especially color aquatint, used to produce the grainy tonal variation seen here. He experimented with different color combinations as he printed his work. This image aligns with Villon’s interest in Parisian society, showing a bureaucrat from the rural province of Nevers at a fashionable Parisian party.
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