Jacques Villon Early 20th-Century Signed Charcoal Sketch of a Woman
An early 20th-century charcoal sketch by French artist Jacques Villon (1875-1963). Signed to the lower right, the drawing depicts a young woman gazing off past the viewer. The drawing is displayed in a gold tone wooden frame with white mat.
Born Gaston Emile Duchamp, Villon was the older brother of the modern artist Marcel Duchamp and the sculptor Raymond Duchamp-Villon. He changed his name to Jacques Villon to reduce confusion with his artistic brothers, as well as honor the French poet Francois Villon. Known primarily as a Cubist artist, some of Villon's early work as an artist centered on creating posters, cartoons, and newspaper graphics. This drawing most likely comes from that period of his artistic creation.
4.75" x 7.5" (sight); 12.5" x 15" x 1" (frame).
Minor scratches to frame, some discoloration to the paper.