|Artist:||Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985)|
|Title:||Le Chevalet (The Easel) from Songes, 1981|
|Medium:||Color etching with aquatint on Rives wove paper|
|Image Size:||12 in x 9 3/8 in (30.5 cm x 23.8 cm)|
|Sheet Size:||20 3/8 in x 15 in (51.8 cm x 38.1 cm)|
|Framed Size:||23 3/4 in x 20 1/2 in (60.3 cm x 52.1 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 50 in pencil in the lower left; there also was an edition of 10 numbered in Roman numerals; published by Éditions Gérald Cramer, Geneva; printed by Lacourière et Frélaut, Paris|
|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|
Marc Chagall Le Chevalet (The Easel) from Songes, 1981 depicts an artist standing at an easel with a paint palette in hand, contemplating his work. The artist is bathed in soft blue light from the sun in the upper left corner – but the colors of his painting are a much warmer array of yellow, orange, and red. Chagall is distinctive for the ways in which he splashes areas of color across his works, often leaving areas without color. This painter uses a similar technique, as we see his painting has a broad patch of yellow across the top, but that some of the painting remains untouched by color. Is the painter Chagall himself? In such a layered image, there is much to discover with every viewing.
Created in 1981, this color etching with aquatint on Rives wove paper is hand signed by Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887- Saint-Paul, 1985) in pencil in the lower right and numbered from the edition of 50 in the lower left; there was also an edition of 10 numbered in Roman numerals. Published by Éditions Gérald Cramer, Geneva; printed by Lacourière et Frélaut, Paris.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Marc Chagall The Easel (Le Chevalet) from Songes, 1981 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. Cramer, Patrick. Marc Chagall The Illustrated Books: Catalogue Raisonné. Patrick Cramer Publisher: Geneva, 1995. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 112.
2. Marc Chagall - Gérald Cramer, Trente ans de travail et d'amitié: EXPOSITION 8 juin - 15 août 1992. Galerie Patrick Cramer: Geneva, 1992. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 120.
3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Marc Chagall The Easel (Le Chevalet) from Songes, 1981 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.