Marc Chagall, The Burning Bush (from the Bible Series), 1958

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Artist: Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985)
Title: The Burning Bush (from the Bible Series), 1958
Reference: Cramer 30
Medium: Etching with hand-applied watercolor
Image Size: 11 1/2 in x 9 in (29.1 cm x 23 cm)
Sheet Size: 21 1/4 in x 15 7/16 in (54 cm x 39.2 cm)
Framed Size: 31 1/8 in x 28 1/4 in (79.1 cm x 71.8 cm)
Edition: Numbered from the Roman numeral edition of V in the lower left margin; aside from the numbered edition of 100.
Signature: This work is hand signed by Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887 – Saint-Paul, 1985) in pencil 'M. Ch.' in the lower right margin.
Condition: This work is in excellent condition.
Gallery Price: Sold Inquire
ID # w-5129

Expressing one of the most important scenes in the bible where Moses is instructed by an angel from God that God is sending him to the Pharaoh in order to bring the Israelites out of Egypt, Chagall The Burning Bush from the Bible Series, 1958 is full of soft and active line work. Moses is on his knees with his hand to his chest in front of a bush that appears alive with red and yellow flames with Hebrew script above it. The work is not flush with colors like some of Chagall's other works, but the bright touches of fire red and yellow, and the natural greens of the grass that Chagall does add really bring the composition to life. Moses possesses a quizzical expression that denotes both a longingness and humbleness, with a devotion to serve. It is though this expert storytelling that the viewer is able to connect with the work and get lost in it’s beauty.

Created in 1958, this Etching with hand-applied watercolor is hand signed by Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887 – Saint-Paul, 1985) in pencil 'M. Ch.' in the lower right margin. This piece is numbered from the Roman numeral edition of V in pencil in the lower left margin; aside from the numbered edition of 100 in Arabic numerals.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Marc Chagall The Burning Bush from the Bible Series, 1958 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoice accompanying the final sale of the work).

1. Cramer, Patrick. Marc Chagall, The Illustrated Books: Catalogue Raisonné. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 30.

2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Marc Chagall The Burning Bush from the Bible Series, 1958 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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