Autograph Letter Signed, in French, 8vo, n.p., June 4 1961. JACQUES VILLON.

(1875-1963) French cubist painter and printmaker. Elder brother of Marcel Duchamp.

Autograph Letter Signed, in French, 8vo, n.p., June 4 1961.

“Dear Mr. Matarosso, I regret that you are not able to come but I especially regret that the reason for this should be a surgical procedure made difficult by your circulatory condition. My wife and I pray that, after a reinvigorating rest, you recover your health and may enjoy, in full euphoria, the publishing of your Rimbaud. We hope that Mrs. Matarosso was able to valiantly surmount the fatigue occasioned by your situation. Perhaps you both have beautiful sunshine to help you recover. Our good and heartfelt regards to Mrs. Matarosso and yourself.” Signed, “Gaby and Jacques Villon.”.

To distinguish himself from his siblings, Gaston Duchamp adopted the pseudonym of Jacques Villon as a tribute to the French medieval poet François Villon. In Montmartre, home to an expanding art community, Villon lost interest in the pursuit of a legal career, and for the next 10 years he worked in graphic media, contributing cartoons and illustrations to Parisian newspapers as well as drawing color posters.

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