This original lithograph by Jacques Villon was initially planned for a different project in 1952 with the artist creating the plates himself. However, because of confusion about the size required it was never released for the initial project. The plates were kept as per the artist wishes. After Villon's death, Fernand Mourlot reached out to his Estate to see if it could be printed as an illustration for the release of "Souvenirs et portraits d'artistes", his first biography. A deal was struck and the edition was finally printed in 1972. The original margin was disposed of, and it was cut to fit the book. However, the ones offered on our website are with the original margins, from an edition of 100 aside from the book edition of 800.
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Certificate of Provenance: Each individual work of art carefully curated by Mourlot Editions comes with a Certificate of Provenance, signed, dated, stamped, and numbered by Eric Mourlot. Stored in a clear protective sleeve accompanying your piece, this certificate guarantees the origin and authenticity of your personal lithograph.