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Modern and Contemporary Art
Photo credit: Yale University Art Gallery
Artist: Jacques Villon, French, 1875–1963

The Jockey

1924

Oil on canvas

64.6 × 128.1 cm (25 7/16 × 50 7/16 in.)
Gift of Collection Société Anonyme
1941.746
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
French
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Paintings
Provenance: 

Collection of the Societe Anonyme, New York (bought from the artist in Paris in 1924).

Bibliography: 

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): 2, ill.

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

Collection of the Société Anonyme: Museum of Modern Art 1920 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1950), 139-40.

Francoise Forster-Hahn, French and School of Paris Paintings in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1968), 29, fig. 33.

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), 700, no. 738, 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), 185, ill.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.