Fine Prints & Photography Online Auction

October 06, 2016

LOT 29

Lot 29

Marc Chagall (1887-1985)

Marc Chagall (1887-1985)
Lot 29 Details
Marc Chagall (1887-1985), Russian/French


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 ?

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

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


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.


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LOT 29

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  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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