The Visitaton at Villa Montrouge
La Visitations à la Villa Montrouge (original French title)
Color lithograph on smooth wove paper.
Reference: Cailler 94; Una Johnson 30.
Plate from L’Album des Peintres-Graveurs. Published by Ambroise Vollard, Paris.
Edition of 100.
Signed and numbered in pencil.
A very fine impression in pristine condition, with fresh colors.
The villa which is the scene of this encounter is Maurice Denis’ own in Saint-Germain-en-Laye. The moment he depicts here is one when his wife Marthe was being visited by her cousin Elizabeth, both women pregnant at that time. The Christian reference is obvious and reflects Denis’ deep connection to biblical stories when creating.