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

Color perspective (Horizontal)


Oil on canvas

60.2 × 92.1 cm (23 11/16 × 36 1/4 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 1922).


Ruth L. Bohan et al., The Société Anonyme: Modernism for America, ed. Jennifer Gross, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2006), 159, fig. 5.

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), 698, no. 737, ill.

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

Francoise Forster-Hahn, French and School of Paris Paintings in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1968), 28, fig. 31.

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): 3, ill.

Germain Viatte, Jacques Villon, ne´ Gaston Duchamp: (1875–1963), exh. cat. (Angers: Expressions Contemporaines, 2011).

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