Fine Prints & Photography Online Auction

October 06, 2016

LOT 29
Marc Chagall (1887-1985)
  • Marc Chagall (1887-1985)
  • Marc Chagall (1887-1985)
  • Marc Chagall (1887-1985)

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Marc Chagall (1887-1985), Russian/French

L’ARBE DE JESSE (THE TREE OF LIFE), 1960 [MOURLOT, 297]

Colour lithograph on Arches; signed and numbered 90/90 in pencil to margin. Published by Maeght Editeur, Paris.
Image 12.5" x 9.5" — 31.8 x 24.1 cm.

Estimate $5,000-$8,000

Realised: $5,760
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

Marc Chagall did not become involved with lithography until his move to the United States of America in the 1940s but the medium proved well suited to capture the dream-like atmosphere of his paintings. L’Arbe de jesse is conceived with accents of greens, blues, and a florid red. Broadly, Chagall’s graphic works are unabashedly painterly. Here, the lithographic medium creates an image that is virtually devoid of any indication that it is mechanically created; it is not flat but romantic in its intensity and reminds us how beautiful the earthen palette can be in a modern setting.

Provenance:

Galerie Dresdnere, Toronto, Inventory No. 6247 from whom purchased by the present Private Collection, Toronto on July 20, 1966 together with a copy of the original invoice