Jacques Villon, Nu (Nude), after Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Artist: Jacques Villon (1875 - 1963)
Title:Nu (Nude), after Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Reference:Ginestet/Pouillon E617
Medium:Original color aquatint
Image:23.2 in x 17.4 in (59 cm x 44.3 cm)
Sheet:approx 27 in x 20 in (68.6 cm x 50.8 cm)
Framed:45 in x 37 1/4 in (114.3 cm x 94.6 cm)
Condition:Expert conservation has been performed to ease creasing within the sheet and minor tearing in the margins, not affecting the image.
ID #w-2423
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Historical Description

Created after and original work by Pierre-August Renoir (1841 – 1919), Nu is a color aquatint by famed engraver, Jacques Villon.  Printed by la Chalcographie du Louvre and published by Bernheim-Jeune, Paris out of the total edition of 200 colored proofs with an edition of unnumbered and unsigned proofs.  Examples of this work have been exhibited since 1928 at the Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Paris and also at the Light Gallery in New York, 1964.

Illustrated In:
1.    Ginestet, C. & Pouillon, C. Jacques Villon: Les Estampes et Les Illustrations, Catalogue Raisonné. Arts et Métiers Graphiques: Paris. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. E617 on pgs. 396-7.

About The Framing:
This work is set in a beautiful, Spanish-style black and gold moulding that gracefully complements this marvelous work.  Its intricately carved detailing serves to accent Renoir’s ornate composition, echoing the movement and fluidity of the Nu within this scene.  Completed with white, linen-wrapped mats and a matching, gold inner fillet, this work is set behind a Plexiglas® cover.

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