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1st item: Jacques Villon (French 1875-1963), "Composition," abstract aquatint on Arches paper, signed in plate lower right with monogram seal lower left. Likely from the Chalcographie de Louvre edition, circa 1947. Double frame with giltwood inner molding and stained wood exterior frame. Inscription en verso for Myron King/Lyzon Gallery, Nashville, with partial label for Watkins College of Art collection. Plate – 19-1/4" x 13-1/4". Sight – 25 1/4" x 19 1/4". Frame – 28"H x 22"W. 2nd item: Jacques Villon (French, 1875-1963) after Jean Metzinger, "Le Gouter" (Afternoon Tea), color aquatint on paper, depicting a woman seated at a table with a teacup. Published by the Chalcographie du Louvre, mid 20th century. Faint printed mark "Chalcographie de Louvre" and "J Villon Gr" in plate, lower left corner. Unsigned. Framed under plexiglass with ivory mat and carved giltwood molded frame. Plate – 18 1/2" H x 17 1/4" W. Sight – 23"H x 21"W. Frame – 33"H x 30"W. Provenance: Art Collection of former Watkins College of Art; proceeds benefit scholarship endowment for students in the new Watkins College of Art at Belmont University. Note: In 1920, the artist Jacques de Villon was commissioned by the Galerie Bernheim-Jeune to create aquatint engravings based on the canvases of several important painters including Matisse, Modigliani, Picasso, and even Villon himself, "for the purpose of promoting Impressionism and supporting contemporary creation. … No photomechanical processes were used in this project and the resulting prints are miracles of the engraver's art." (Orozco,p. 16). Villon employed a painstaking and time consuming 18th century color engraving method using three and sometimes four plates to complete the final proof, in an effort to create a final print as true as possible to the original painting. After the original run of about 200 prints (plus several artist proofs) for the Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, these plates were acquired by the Chalcographie du Louvre, which reissued an unknown number of the Villon prints in the mid 20th century, prior to Villon's death. For an excellent explanation of Villon's process as well as a detailed catalog of his prints, refer to Miguel Orozco, "The Prints of Jacques Villon Vol. 1" https://www.academia.edu/42703372/The_prints_of_Jacques_Villon_Vol_1_Interpretation_works Condition: 1st item: Light even toning, some thumbdings and smudges visible to margins. Frame has scattered wear and scuffs. Not examined out of frame. 2nd item: Some fading, including to printed writing lower left corner, some light smudges to margins, wear to frame edges.