The Good Adventure [La Bonne Aventure]
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.
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No Frame, Black-Stained Ash (Medium), Clear Natural Ash (Medium), Clear Natural Maple (Medium), Waxed Cherry (Medium), Waxed Mahogany (Medium), Waxed Walnut (Medium)
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