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Modern and Contemporary Art
Artist: Jacques Villon, French, 1875–1963

In Memoriam


Oil on burlap

129.7 × 81.5 cm (51 1/16 × 32 1/16 in.)
Gift of Collection Société Anonyme
Not on view
20th century

Collection of the Societe Anonyme, New York (bought from the artist in Paris in 1920).


Ruth L. Bohan et al., The Société Anonyme: Modernism for America, ed. Jennifer Gross, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2006), 106, fig. 11.

Robert L. Herbert, Eleanor S. Apter, and Elise K. Kenney, The Société Anonyme and the Dreier Bequest at Yale University: A Catalogue Raisonné (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1984), 689, no. 725, ill.

Collection of the Société Anonyme: Museum of Modern Art 1920 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1950), 138-39, ill.

Francoise Forster-Hahn, French and School of Paris Paintings in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1968), 27–28, fig. 32.

George Heard Hamilton, “The Exhibition of the Collection of the Societe Anonyme: The Museum of Modern Art, 1920,” Bulletin of the Associates in Fine Arts at Yale University 10, no. 3 (December 1941): 5.

George Heard Hamilton, “Duchamp, Duchamp-Villon, Villon,” Bulletin of the Associates in Fine Arts at Yale University 13 (March 1945): 6, ill.

Katherine S. Dreier, Western Art and the New Era: an Introduction to Modern Art (New York: Brentano’s, 1923), 83, fig. 38.

Richard Meyer, “ ‘Big, Middle-Class Modernism’,” October 131 (Winter 2010): 74–77.

Pamela Franks, Jessica Sack, and John Walsh, “Looking to Learn, Learning to Teach,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2013): 46, ill.

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