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Gaby

Artist:
Jacques Villon (French, Damville 1875–1963 Puteaux)
Date:
1905
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
21 5/8 in. × 18 in. (54.9 × 45.7 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Steegmuller, 1980
Accession Number:
1980.582
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
Inscription: Signed and dated (lower right): Jacques Villon 05; signed (verso): Jacques Villon
the artist, Puteaux (from 1905); Beatrice Stein Steegmuller and Francis Steegmuller, New York (by 1957–her d. 1961); Francis Steegmuller, New York (1961–63); Mr. and Mrs. Francis Steegmuller, New York (1963–80; their gift to MMA)

Paris. Grand Palais des Champs-Élysées. "Salon d'automne (3e exposition)," October 18–November 25, 1905, no. 1567 or 1568 (as "Portrait") [larger version].

New York. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. "Three Brothers: Jacques Villon, Raymond Duchamp-Villon, Marcel Duchamp," February 20–March 10, 1957, unnumbered cat. (as "Portrait of Madame Villon," lent by Mr. and Mrs. Francis Steegmuller, New York).

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. "Three Brothers: Jacques Villon, Raymond Duchamp-Villon, Marcel Duchamp," March 22–April 21, 1957, unnumbered cat.

Dora Vallier. "Intelligence de Jacques Villon." Cahiers d'art 30 (1955), ill. p. 51, calls it "Portrait de Mme Villon".

Dora Vallier. Jacques Villon, oeuvres de 1897 à 1956. Paris, [1957], ill. p. 27 [reprints Ref. Vallier 1955].

Howard Devree. "The Villon Brothers: Museum Show Points Up Many Modern Facets." New York Times (February 24, 1957), p. 112.

Edith Hoffmann. "New York." Burlington Magazine 99 (April 1957), p. 132.

Germain Viatte. Jacques Villon né Gaston Duchamp (1875–1963). Exh. cat., Musée des Beaux-Arts, Angers. [Angers, France], 2011, ill. p. 77 (color).

An inscription on the verso of this painting indicates that it is a fragment of a larger version that was shown at the Salon d'Automne of 1905.
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