Lot 425
  • 425

Jacques Villon

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Description

  • Jacques Villon
  • Notre Dame de Vie
  • Signed Jacques Villon (lower right); signed and titled on the reverse
  • Oil on canvas
  • 23 1/2 by 36in.
  • 59.7 by 91.4cm

Catalogue Note

The present work depicts Notre Dame de Vie, a 17th Century monastery near the village of Mougins in the south of France.  It was a 1934 vacation in this area that prompted Villon to seriously consider landscape as a subject matter, and the artist would execute several paintings and drawings of this location in addition to a series of prints. 
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