This etching, showing a hand in the form of a Hamsa with a star in the palm, is among the most imaginative of Jacque Villon, whose work is celebrated but less well-known than that of his younger brother, Marcel Duchamps.
The work is accompanied by the cover sheet bearing the title, in an envelope mounted en verso.
Etching on Velin d’Arches paper.
Hand-signed by the artist in pencil en recto lower right. Also initialed in the plate.
Aux Depens d’un Amateur.
This work is number 9 from the edition of 26 printed on Velin d’Arches, separate from the 134 copies printed on verge d’Arches.
Professionally framed in a solid Walnut frame behind a filleted fabric mat and 99% UV-filtering art glass using strictly conservation-grade materials.
7 in. (h) x 5 in. (w)
12 in. (h) x 9 in. (w)
15.25 in. (h) x 12.5 in. (w) x 0.75 in. (d)
Affiche exposition J. Villon a la Galerie Louis Carre, Jan.-Feb. 1948