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

Still Life


Oil on burlap

88.9 × 116.1 cm (35 × 45 11/16 in.)
framed: 108 × 134.8 × 5.1 cm (42 1/2 × 53 1/16 × 2 in.)
Gift of Collection Société Anonyme
Not on view
20th century

Jacques Villion, 1912–20; Societe Anonyme, 1920–41; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.


“Exhibition of Paintings by Members of the Societe Anonyme,” Worcester Art Museum Bulletin 12 (January 1922): 72–78.

Katherine S. Dreier, Western Art and the New Era: an Introduction to Modern Art (New York: Brentano’s, 1923), 83, fig. 37.

W. Harley Rudkin, “Art in the News,” Springfield Daily News (November 16, 1939): 7.

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.

“Duchamp et al.,” Artnews 44, no. 9 (March 1945).

George Heard Hamilton, “Duchamp, Duchamp-Villon, Villon,” Bulletin of the Associates in Fine Arts at Yale University 13 (March 1945): 7, ill.

Paul Eluard and René-Jean, Jacques Villon ou L’art Glorieux (Paris: L. Carré, 1948).

George Heard Hamilton, “The Dialectic of Later Cubism: Villon’s Jockey,” Magazine of Art 41 (November 1948): 268–72.

Katherine S. Dreier, James Johnson Sweeney, and Naum Gabo, Three Lectures on Modern Art (New York: Philosophical Library, 1949), 55, ill.

Collection of the Société Anonyme: Museum of Modern Art 1920 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1950), 139.

Jacqueline Auberty and Charles Perussaux, Jacques Villon: catalogue de son oeuvre gravé (Paris: Paul Prouté S.A., 1950).

Robert Rosenblum, “Duchamp Family,” Art in America 31 (April 1957): 23.

Dora Vallier, Jacques Villon; œuvres de 1897 a 1956 (Paris: Éditions Cahiers d’Art, 1957), 65–66.

Robert Rosenblum, Cubism and Twentieth Century Art (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1960).

Abbé Maurice Morel, Souvenirs de Jacques Villon (Paris: Louis Carré éditeur, 1963).

Mrs. Francis Steegmuller, “A Master of ‘Volupte’,” Apollo 79, no. 25 (1964): 229.

Peter Arms Wick, Jacques Villon: Master of Graphic Art, exh. cat. (Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1964), 46.

Cleve Gray, “Jacques Villon: Print Review,” Art in America 52 (October 1964): 98.

Eduard F. Sekler, Proportion, A Measure of Order, exh. cat. (Cambridge, Mass.: Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 1965).

George Heard Hamilton, Painting and Sculpture in Europe, 1880–1940 (Harmondsworth, England: Penguin Books, 1967), 167.

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

Olga Popovitch, Jacques Villon, exh. cat. (Rouen, France: Musee des Beaux Arts de Rouen, 1975).

David S. Rubin, “Jacques Villon’s Abstraction,” Arts Magazine 50 (April 1976).

Rene Micha, “Jacques Villon: Reflets dans un oeil d’or,” Art International 20 (January–Feburary 1976): 67–68.

Daniel Robbins, Jacques Villon, exh. cat. (Cambridge, Mass.: Fogg Art Museum, Harvard Art Museums, 1976).

Angelica A. Rudenstine, The Guggenheim Museum Collection: Paintings 1880–1945, 2 vols. (New York: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1976).

Colette de Ginestet and Catherine Pouillon, Jacques Villon: Les Estampes et Les Illustrations, Catalogue Raisonné (Paris: Arts et Métiers Graphiques, 1979).

Daniel Robbins, Jacques Villon: Sixty Drawings and Watercolors 1894–1954, exh. cat. (New York: Lucien Goldschmidt, 1979), 10.

Peter Vergo, Abstraction: Towards a New Art, Painting 1910–20, exh. cat. (London: Tate Gallery, 1980).

Aaron Sheon, “1913: Forgotten Cubist Exhibitions in America,” Arts Magazine 57, no. 7 (March 1983): 93–107.

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), 686, no. 722, ill.

Ruth L. Bohan et al., The Société Anonyme: Modernism for America, ed. Jennifer Gross, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2006), 207, ill.

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