|Artist||Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985)|
|Title||Au-dessus de Paris (Over Paris), 1970|
|Image Size||20 3/4 in x 15 in (52.7 cm x 40.7 cm)|
|Sheet Size||24 3/4 in x 20 1/4 in (62.9 cm x 51.4 cm)|
|Framed Size||37 in x 31 in (94 cm x 78.7 cm)|
|Edition||Annotated 'epreuve d'artiste' (artist's proof) in pencil in the lower left margin, aside from the numbered edition of 50 signed and numbered in Arabic numerals, and the edition of four signed and numbered in Roman numerals with the inscription : 'epreuve d'collaborateur' in the lower left.|
|Signature||This work is hand-signed by Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887- Saint-Paul, 1985) in pencil in the lower right margin.|
|Condition||This piece is in excellent condition.|
Chagall's fascination with Paris and love is undeniable as expressed in the stunning Chagall Au-dessus de Paris (Over Paris), 1970. Adopting the city as his second home, it is a frequent setting for the artist's whimsical romances, novellas of passion and lush imagery. A blushing woman's cheeks are flushed with warmth as she rests against her companion. A top the Eiffel Tower, he offers her a bouquet of vibrant flowers, but also the stunning sights. Airy washes of vivid pastels sweep the composition filled with illustrative details of the bustling cityscape, while the couple fueled by their blissful union float effortlessly above. Take in this breathtaking view of Over Paris, and you too will find yourself entranced by the romantic scenery.
Created in 1970, this color lithograph is hand-signed by Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887- Saint-Paul, 1985) in pencil in the lower right margin. This work is annotated 'epreuve d'artiste' (artist's proof) in pencil in the lower left margin, and is aside from the edition of fifty signed and numbered in Arabic numerals, as well as the edition of four signed and numbered in Roman numerals with the inscription : 'epreuve d'collaborateur' in the lower left.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Marc Chagall Over Paris (Au-dessus de Paris), 1970 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. Gauss, Ulrike, ed. Marc Chagall: The Lithographs, La Collection Sorlier. Stuttgart: D.A.P., 1960. Listed as catalogue raisonné no. 614 on pg. 283.
2. Sorlier, Charles. The Lithographs of Chagall, Vol. IV 1969 - 1973. Crown Publishers, Inc.: New York, 1974. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 614 on pg. 77.
3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.
About the Framing:
Marc Chagall Over Paris (Au-dessus de Paris), 1970 is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.