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GEORGES VILLA – À la Bien-Aimée, 1938
Etching/aquatint
Sheet size: 280x230 mm
Image size: 210x170 mm
Edition: 150 – Signed in plate
To my beloved. An original colour etching with aquatint by Georges Villa, signed in the plate, printed on a hand press by Paul Haasen on vélin royal de Vidalon, specially made by Canson & Montgolfier. This is one of the etchings made by Georges Villa for the second volume of Montmartre a chanté, a collection of songs and poems of Montmartre published by Les Bibliophiles de Montmartre (formerly Les Bibliophiles du Cornet) in an edition of 150 copies, under the direction of Georges Villa and Roger Braun. This copy was no. 85, specially printed for Jean-Henri Malinvaud. Montmartre a chanté was published as loose sheets rather than as bound books. There were also 15 suites of the etchings in black on Hollande van Gelder. Sold with a copy of the justification page. Condition: Fine.
£125.00