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Marc Chagall, Musique (Music) from Songes, 1981

Artist: Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985)
Title:Musique (Music) from Songes, 1981
Reference:Cramer 112
Medium:Color etching with aquatint on Rives wove paper
Image:12 in x 9 3/8 in (30.5 cm x 23.8 cm)
Sheet:20 3/8 in x 15 in (51.8 cm x 38.1 cm)
Framed:29 3/4 in x 25 5/8 in (75.6 cm x 65.1 cm)
Edition:Inscribed ‘HC’, this work is aside from the numbered edition of 50 and the 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.
ID #W-6051

Historical Description

A painter gazes down at his palette as he sits in front of his easel in Marc Chagall Musique (Music) from Songes, 1981. He looks distraught, as if trying to grasp and idea that he cannot quite reach. His chest is stained with dark red around his hand. Standing on his head is a violinist, an literal portrayal of the music and creative energy in his head that he attempts to put onto the canvas. In typical Chagall fashion, swathes of color brighten the page in simple red, green, and yellow. These colors highlight the scene and add light to a dreamy composition.

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 inscribed ‘HC’, aside from the numbered 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 Music (Musique) 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. 117.

3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:

Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Marc Chagall Music (Musique) from Songes, 1981 presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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