Mar 10, 2022 - Sale 2597

Sale 2597 - Lot 55

Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe.

Color aquatint and etching, 1929. 500x630 mm; 19 5/8x24 7/8 inches, full margins. Signed Jacques Villon and numbered 59/200 in pencil, lower margin. Etched by Jacques Villon. Published by Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Paris. A superb, richly-inked impression with vibrant colors.

During the 1920s, Villon (1875-1963) created masterful color prints after paintings by artists as varied as Picasso, Renoir, Rousseau, Bonnard, Signac, Matisse, Dufy, Modigliani and others, along with this work after Manet's seminal painting from 1862-63, now in the Musée d'Orsay, Paris. Ginestet/Pouillon 668 (Villon).