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The Balloons (Les Ballons)
Jacques Villon (French, 1875–1963)
Robbins, Villon, 1976, p. 187, no. 159b
Sheet: 495.3 x 323.9 cm (195 x 127 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Gouache, pen and black ink, over graphite on cream wove paper
Not On View
signed at edge of design in graphite l.l. "J.V." and u.r. "Jacques Villon/38"
water mark: "Atelier T.L. + Co Paris" and oval factory mark with letters A.L.; l.r. (in another hand? "Les Ballons"
1964, with Lucien Goldschmidt, Inc., New York. Private collection, Cleveland. September 26, 2009, anonymous sale, Aspire Auctions, Cleveland, lot 156, to Joan Nissman and Morton Abromson, Brookline, MA; 2012, sold by Joan Nissman and Morton Abromson to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 29, 2012)
Virginia Herrick Deknatel Purchase Fund