Marc Chagall, Le Bouquet Rouge (The Red Bouquet), 1969


Original Marc Chagall lithograph Le Bouquet Rouge (The Red Bouquet), 1969 for sale

Signed Marc Chagall Color Lithograph, Le Bouquet Rouge (The Red Bouquet), 1969

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Original Marc Chagall lithograph Le Bouquet Rouge (The Red Bouquet), 1969 for sale

Artist:Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985)

Title:Le Bouquet Rouge (The Red Bouquet), 1969

Reference:M.580

Medium:Color Lithograph with an Arches watermark

Image Size:22 1/4 in x 15 1/8 in (56.5 cm x 38.4 cm)

Sheet Size:29 7/8 in x 21 in (75.9 cm x 53.3 cm)

Framed Size:39 3/4 in x 32 1/8 in (101 cm x 81.6 cm)

Edition:Numbered from the edition of 50 in pencil in the lower left; there are also 25 artist’s proofs.

Signature:This work is hand-signed by Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887 - Saint-Paul, 1985) in pencil in the lower right.

Condition:This work is in excellent condition.

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Marc Chagall Le Bouquet Rouge (The Red Bouquet), 1969 is a splendid study of still-life. A bountiful bouquet of vibrantly colored flowers bursts forth towards us, making this still life anything but still. Deviating slightly from his trademark style, Chagall uses bold black lines to convey the basic composition of this work. He then adds splashes of vivid colors that contrast against the black, causing the image of the bouquet to stand out.  This sweet image conjures a sense of intimacy as viewers are invited into a private home. The bouquet rests upon a table in a corner next to an airy window, through which we can glimpse the clear blue sky with a bright yellow sun. A simple message can be found in this stunningly detailed work: to always appreciate the splendor of everyday life.

Created in 1969, this color lithograph with an Arches watermark is hand-signed by Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887 – Saint-Paul, 1985) in pencil in the lower right. Numbered from the edition of 50 in pencil in the lower left; there are also 25 artist’s proofs.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Marc Chagall The Red Bouquet (Le Bouquet Rouge), 1969 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the sale of the work).

1. Gauss, Ulrike, ed. Marc Chagall: The Lithographs, La Collection Sorlier. Stuttgart: D.A.P., 1960. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 580.

2. Sorlier, Charles. The Lithographs of Chagall, Vol. IV 1969 – 1973. New York: Crown Publishers, 1974. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 580.

3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards The Red Bouquet (Le Bouquet Rouge), 1969 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas

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Marc Chagall (1887-1985)

Marc Chagall Biography

Marc Chagall was born July 7, 1887, in Vitebsk, Russia. From 1907 to 1910, he studied in Saint Petersburg, at the Imperial Society for the Protection of the Arts and later with Léon Bakst. In 1910, he moved to Paris, where he associated with Guillaume Apollinaire and Robert Delaunay and encountered Fauvism and Cubism. He participated in the Salon des Indépendants and the Salon d’Automne in 1912. His first solo show was held in 1914 at Der Sturm gallery in Berlin.

Chagall visited Russia in 1914, and was prevented from returning to Paris by the outbreak of war. He settled in Vitebsk, where he was appointed Commissar for Art in 1918. He founded the Vitebsk Popular Art School and directed it until disagreements with the Suprematists resulted in his resignation in 1920. He moved to Moscow and executed his first stage designs for the State Jewish Chamber Theater there. After a sojourn in Berlin, Chagall returned to Paris in 1923 and met Ambroise Vollard. His first retrospective took place in 1924 at the Galerie Barbazanges-Hodebert, Paris. During the 1930s, he traveled to Palestine, the Netherlands, Spain, Poland, and Italy. In 1933, the Kunsthalle Basel held a major retrospective of his work.

Watch: Marc Chagall’s exhibition in Moscow’s Tretyakov Gallery

During World War II, Chagall fled to the United States. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, gave him a retrospective in 1946. He settled permanently in France in 1948 and exhibited in Paris, Amsterdam, and London. During 1951, he visited Israel and executed his first sculptures. The following year, the artist traveled in Greece and Italy. During the 1960s, Chagall continued to travel widely, often in association with large-scale commissions he received. Among these were windows for the synagogue of the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, installed in 1962; a ceiling for the Paris Opéra, installed in 1964; a window for the United Nations building, New York, installed in 1964; murals for the Metropolitan Opera House, New York, installed in 1967; and windows for the cathedral in Metz, France, installed in 1968. An exhibition of the artist’s work from 1967 to 1977 was held at the Musée du Louvre, Paris, in 1977-78, and a major retrospective was held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 1985. During his lifetime he also created popular lithographs, such as Maternity. Chagall died March 28, 1985, in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France.

“When Matisse dies,” Pablo Picasso remarked, “Chagall will be the only painter left who understands what color really is.” Picasso claimed he was not a fan of the “flying violins and all the folklore, but his canvases are really painted, not just thrown together.” He followed up by saying, “There’s never been anybody since Renoir who has the feeling for light that Chagall has.”

The Museum of Biblical Art describes The Bible Chagall prints as showing “Chagall’s fluid forms, dreamlike sense of space and unique style. In his choice of subject matter, Chagall reveals his reading of the Old Testament in its moments of triumph, sorrow, and prophecy.”

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