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GEORGES VILLA – Butterflies of the Night, 1946
Etching/aquatint
Sheet size: 280x230 mm
Image size: 220x170 mm
Edition: 125 – Unsigned
An original colour etching with aquatint by Georges Villa, printed on a hand press by Manuel Robbe in collaboration with Madame Delâtre-Remongin on vélin pur fil, specially made by les Papeteries du Marais. This is one of the etchings made by Georges Villa for the third 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 125 copies, under the direction of Georges Villa and Roger Lallier. 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 was also 12 suites of the etchings in black on Hollande van Gelder. Sold with a copy of the justification page. Condition: Fine.
Ł125.00