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The Balloons (Les Ballons)

French
1938
Jacques Villon (French, 1875–1963)


Catalogue Raisonné

Robbins, Villon, 1976, p. 187, no. 159b

Dimensions

Sheet: 495.3 x 323.9 cm (195 x 127 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2012.38

Medium or Technique

Gouache, pen and black ink, over graphite on cream wove paper

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

mural study

Signed

signed at edge of design in graphite l.l. "J.V." and u.r. "Jacques Villon/38"

Markings

water mark: "Atelier T.L. + Co Paris" and oval factory mark with letters A.L.; l.r. (in another hand? "Les Ballons"

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Virginia Herrick Deknatel Purchase Fund