Image description

after Paul Signac (1863 - 1935)


by Jacques Villon

Jacques Villon after Paul Signac Le Port de la Rochelle

Le Port de la Rochelle 

Medium: Aquatint in colours, 1925, on Arches watermarked paper, signed by the artist in pencil “P Signac”, Printed below left “Grave par Jacques Villon, 1925” printed below right “Bernheim-Jeune, Editeur d’Art, 8 rue St Honore, Paris”, signed in the print “P Signac 1924”

Edition: 103/200

Published by: Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Paris, France, 1928

Printed by: Chalconigaph du Louvre

Size:  694 x 548 mms (Paper size); 595 x 462 mms (Plate size)

Reference: Ginestet and Pouillon : “Jacques Villon, Les Estampes et les Illustrations” (Catalogue Raisonee) number E.644,

Note: This is made “in the pointillist manner” and is typical of Signac’s work of the period. He was heavily influenced by Seurat who had pioneered this Post Expressionist style. The work was created in conjunction with his friend, Jacques Villon. Villon made a number of lovely aquatints in this period after the greatest artists of the day including Picasso, Matisse, Braque, Derain and many others. 

Condition: In very good overall condition apart from a repaired tear in upper margin not affecting there image.