Jacques Villon
1875-1963, French

Renee a Bicyclette (Un Debut)
1875-1963, French

Drypoint and aquatint etching, 1906, signed and numbered 14/50 in pencil, published by Sagot, Paris as blindstamped. Image size 15 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches, paper size is 23 by 16 inches. The image is printed on medium weight wove-type paper. Catalog Reference: Ginestet & Pouillon, 152. This is one of his earlier examples of Belle Epoque style.


La Pedicure
1875-1963, French

This is a very rare early proof etching by Jacques Villon titled "La Pedicure". The image size is 9 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches; this print was published in 1907 in an edition of 50, although this is an early state before the published edition. It is pencil signed and notated "Essai" which translates as "test" or "trial". This image is very richly inked with beautiful plate tone and has several of the artist's fingerprints in black ink around the edges of the sheet, all away from the image.


Fete Champetie
1875-1963, French

Etching,on olive toned laid paper,image size:8 3/4X3 1/2 inches,pencil signed

Painting

Petrean Place
1907-1982, British/American

This collage by Nora Unwin measures 15 1/2 x 19 1/2 inches and is matted and framed. Created in 1972, Unwin gives the viewer a look past a rocky seawall to the water's distant horizon line. Her use of cloth, textured paper, glue and colored ink skillfully adhered to a painted background was one of her favorite mediums to display her genius, giving the viewer this three-dimensional effect. Signed and dated in the lower right corner.

Print

Flower Market and Butter Tower
1857-1926, American

This etching done in 1907 by Joseph Pennell measures 10 7/8 x 8 1/2 inches. It is pencil signed on the lower margin by the artist and is #463 in the Wuerth catalog. Known as an etcher, lithographer and illustrator, Pennell was also close friends with fellow artist James McNeill Whistler. He taught at the National Academy and the Art Students League of New York City.

Drawing

Nude Study, Reclining
1893-1986, American

Drawing, image size 8 3/4 x 11 5/8 inches, pencil signed