Inscription

lower right below plate mark in graphite: Jacques Villon; by later hand, lower left verso in graphite: [?]19

Provenance

Lucien Goldschmidt, New York, as of 1970; Marjorie Kovler, Chicago; Elaine Briede, Chicago; (Christies, New York, 3 May 1999, no. 84, via David Tunick); purchased 1999 by NGA.

Exhibition History
1970
Jacques Villon, A Collection of Graphic Work: 1896-1913 in Rare or Unique Impressions, Lucien Goldschmidt, Inc., New York, 1970.
2000
Art for the Nation: Collecting for a New Century, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2000-2001.
2001
The Unfinished Print, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 2001, proof 5, p. 77.
Bibliography
1950
Auberty, Jacqueline and Charles Pérussaux. Jacques Villon: Catalogue de son oeuvre gravé. Paris: Paul Prouté, 1950.
1979
Ginestet, Colette de and Catherine Pouillon. Jacques Villon: les estampes et les illustrations: catalogue raisonne. Paris: Arts et Metiers Graphiques, 1979.
1999
Robison, Andrew. "Jacques Villon, Five Unique Artist's Proofs of La Parisienne" National Gallery of Art Bulletin 22 (1999): 16.
2001
Brodie, Judith. "The Metamorphosis of Jacques Villon's 'La Parisienne'." In Peter Parshall et. al. The Unfinished Print. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2001: 71-82.