Marc Chagall, Adam, Eve et le Serpen (Adam, Eve and the Serpent), 1977

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Artist: Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985)
Title: Adam, Eve et le Serpen (Adam, Eve and the Serpent), 1977
Reference: M. 914
Medium: Color Lithograph
Image Size: 16 3/8 X 12 3/8 (41.6 cm x 31.4 cm)
Sheet Size: 23 5/16 x 17 15/16 (59.2 cm x 79.8 cm)
Framed Size: 35 1/2 in x 31 1/2 in ( 90.2 cm x 80 cm)
Edition: Annotated 'epreuve d'artiste' (artist's proof) in pencil in the lower left margin, printed aside from a numbered edition of 50.
Signature: This work is hand-signed by Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887- Saint-Paul, 1985) in pencil in the lower right margin.
Condition: This work is in excellent condition.
Gallery Price: Not Available Inquire
ID # w-4308

In this evocative depiction of Adam, Eve and the Serpent, Chagall reminisces upon one of his favorite subjects from the Old Testament. We watch as the feminine Eve naively accepts Adam's offering, and in this moment it is understood how she could give into temptation. Shining in ivory against the lush greenery of paradise, they emanate innocence before committing the first sin, and radiate compassion so strong that it triumphs over the slithering snake that separates them. Despite the presence of vibrantly colored flora and fauna that dance around the couple, adding to the feeling of paradise in the Eden, we find ourselves entranced by the crimson apple and Chagall's hypnotic portrayal of Adam and Eve's mutual adoration. The simple boarder that Chagall has created around the scene serves to create a snapshot of this moment in time.

Created in 1977, this color lithograph is hand-signed by Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887 - Saint-Paul, 1985) in pencil in the lower right margin, and annotated 'epreuve d'artiste' (artist's proof) in pencil in the lower left margin.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Marc Chagall Adam, Eve and the Serpent (Adam, Eve et le Serpen), 1977 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 final sale of the work).

1. Sorlier, Charles. Chagall Lithographs, Volume IV. New York: Crown Publishers. Listed as catalogue raisonné no. 917.

2. Gauss, Ulrike, ed. Marc Chagall: The Lithographs, La Collection Sorlier. Stuttgart: D.A.P., 1960. Listed as catalogue raisonné no. 917 on pg. 354.

3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade conservation standards, Marc Chagall Adam, Eve and the Serpent (Adam, Eve et le Serpen), 1977 is displayed in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats.

 

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