Inscription

lower right below plate mark in graphite: Jacques Villon; lower left below plate mark in graphite: Essai; artist's notations across bottom in graphite: gris vert / fauteuil au brun / vert (not deciphered) / gris vert / (not deciphered); by later hand (?), lower right in graphite: 38; across top in graphite: [2e?] planche - cheminée - bleu cobalt; by later hand, lower left verso in graphite: 6/2

Exhibition History
1997
Six Centuries/Six Artists, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1997.
2001
The Unfinished Print, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 2001, proof 3, p. 75.
2004
"The Unfinished Print", The Frick Collection, New York; Städelsches Kunstinstitut Frankfurt am Main, 2004-2005.
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.
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.