Lot Details

Sheet size: 29 x 22 inches

Marc Chagall was born in Belarus in 1887 to Russian-Jewish parents. One of the twentieth century’s most successful artists, Chagall was associated with many major Modern art movements including Cubism, Fauvism, and Symbolism. While Chagall is difficult to tie to a single artistic movement of his time, he is known for having been consistently at the forefront of the art scene, and his mastery of color in particular is undeniable. Characterized by lush colors and harmonious compositions, the themes and subjects in his work reflect the influence of his Eastern European Jewish background. His works often feature haunting and poetic imagery drawn from Russian folklore, as well as bouquets and floating figures.

50 numbered, signed proofs on arches wove paper. 10 APs, signed and numbered in Roman numerals on Japan nacreous paper.

Arches wove paper (buff colored). Frame: 22K Gold rails w/ natural wood sides, museum float.

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Publication: Chagall 'Lithographs V' by Charles Sorlier, pg. 110
Catalogue Raisonné: 844, Mourlot
The seller has recorded the following condition for this lot:
Acid Burn
Area: Margin
Location: Upper right, Lower right, Upper left
Notes: Very slight discoloration seen on the recto from the hinging tape on the verso
Degree: Minor

Definition Key
Area
Image The central image area, composition, or focal point; the area inside the margins/plate marks.
Margin Areas bordering the central image, outside the plate marks, or the perimeter area.
Edge The farthest edge of the object.
Verso The reverse/back of the object.



Degree
Minor An existing condition which generally does not involve risk of loss.
Moderate Noticeable damage, increasing in severity and/or size; should be monitored or corrected by a conservator.
Major Distinct, recognizable damage; the stability of the work is questionable and risk is a factor. Requires the attention of a conservator.
Extreme Advanced and severe damage; work is insecure and at great risk.

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Provenance:
  • Directly from the publisher, 1978
  • Ships From: California, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 22 x 14.5 in. (55.88 x 36.83 cm.)

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