Table d'échecs (The Chessboard)

Jacques Villon (born Gaston Emile Duchamp), French, 1875 - 1963



Etching on wove paper

Edition of 125

Plate: 7 15/16 × 6 5/16 in. (20.1 × 16 cm)

Sheet: 15 1/4 × 12 in. (38.7 × 30.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Hood Museum of Art Acquisitions Fund



Place Made: France, Europe


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Blindstamp of Die Schaffenden

Course History

ARTH 16.2, Picasso: The Vollard Suite, Michael R. Taylor, Fall 2013

THEA 90, Contemporary Practices in U.S. Theater, Laurie Cherba Kohn, Fall 2013

WRIT 5, The Waste Land, Before and After, Melissa Zeiger, Fall 2013

Exhibition History

Duchamp Brothers and Sister: Works of Art, Francis M. Naumann Fine Art, New York, September 28 to November 23, 2012.

Cubism and Its Legacy, Churchill P. Lathrop Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, August 17-December 20, 2013.

Published References

Innis Howe Shoemaker, ed., Jacques Villon and His Cubist Prints, exh. cat., (Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2001), pp. 46-47, plate 20; Daniel Robbins, ed., Jacques Villon, exh. cat., (Cambridge, Mass.: Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, 1976), pp. 89-90, figs. 68-69.


The artist (1875-1963); to his widow, Gabrielle "Gaby" Villon; by descent to the artist's heirs; with Francis M. Naumann Fine Art, LLC, New York, New York; sold to present collection, 2012.

Catalogue Raisonne

Ginestet and Pouillon (1979): E.292

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