1933 : The city of Lyons acquired Landscape, St Clair hillside
(Paysage, le coteau de St-Clair) on the occasion of the SLBA
Nothing but a credit advice
dating from July 22nd 1938 can prove that the city of Paris
bought a painting called Old gothic bridge of Maline (Vieux pont
gothique de Maline) for 5,000 French Francs.
In 1940 : The municipal
museum of Arts and Industry of Saint Etienne acquired Plouguerneau
beach (Plage de Plouguerneau).
In 1953 : The city of
Caluire et Cuire acquired a painting called Around St Nizier church in
Lyons (Abords de l’Eglise Saint-Nizier à Lyon). The engraving above
was done after the original work which is today in the wedding room of
Caluire et Cuire town hall.
In April 1981 : Alchemist
was acquired by the Museum of Fine Arts of Lyons.
During Villon's life :
1933, a painting was offered to the French President by the city of Lyons.
In October 1938, the artist
donated a painting to the War Minister.
These facts are related in
letters or articles dating back from this period.
April 1953, the artist’s daughter donated a work entitled Menton’s
flower market (Marché aux fleurs de Menton) to the city of Caluire et
In 1957, his daughter gave
the city of Voiron a work dating from 1927, called Anvers harbour (le
port d’Anvers-Belgique). It is now part of the Mainssieu Museum
In 1996, Mrs Gay, the
artist’s grand-daughter donated an oil painting Plateau des Forts in
Caluire (Le Plateau des Forts à Caluire) to the Rhone General
In 1997, Mrs Gay donated
five works to the town hall of the 7th district in Lyons. They
were four paintings and one watercolour :
Auxerre’s cathedral (Intérieur de la cathédreale d’Auxerre), A street in
Villefranche sur Mer (Rue de Villefranche sur mer), Caluire’s plateau
(Plateau de Caluire), The old man and the child (Vieil home et enfant),
St Maurice‘s church in Annecy (L’eglise de St Maurice d’Annecy).