The work was painted with Oil paint on a copper plate by Chagall and then it was pulled on paper by Jacques Frelaut in 1975.
This monotype is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by Patrick Cramer, the internationally recognized expert for Chagall's Monotypes.
Patrick Cramer was himself present when many of Chagall Monotypes were created.
Marc Chagall began to produce monotypes only when Gerald Cramer, his Swiss publisher at the time suggested it to him in 1961. From that point, Chagall worked with Cramer and the printer Jacques Frelaut to produce an outstanding group of 306 monotypes including our work "The Clock".
An exhibition of examples from that body of works was presented at the MOMA (Museum of Modern Art) in New York between November
1979 and January 1980. Riva Castlemain, Director of the Department of Prints and Illustrated Books at the MOMA, interestingly noted at the time that "This exhibition is about the creative interaction of three devoted people".
This work, The Clock, has many typical aspects of Chagal's iconography such as the clock, the goat and the workers cottage reminiscent of his home in the Ukraine.
Geneve: Editions Gerald Cramer
Reference: Cramer 261 (illustrated)
Condition: Very Good Condition. Colours are fresh.