Marc Chagall, Aurore à Saint-Paul (Dawn at Saint-Paul), 1968
|Artist:||Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985)|
|Title:||Aurore à Saint-Paul (Dawn at Saint-Paul), 1968|
|Image:||24 1/2 in x 16 3/4 in (62.2 cm x 42.5 cm)|
|Sheet:||29 3/8 in x 20 1/4 in (74.6 cm x 51.4 cm)|
|Framed:||42 1/2 in x 34 in (108 cm x 86.4 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 75 in pencil in the lower left margin; published by Maeght, Paris.|
|Signature:||This work is hand signed by Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887 - Saint-Paul, 1985) in pencil in the lower right margin.|
|Condition:||Bold impression with bright colors throughout.|
With the beautiful white moon setting so the day can began, and the lovers still enjoying each others company, it's as if the viewer is captured in the moment. With the town resting in the background and donkey ready to take them back, the couple appears hesitant, as if they don't want to leave. Caught in the glow of the moonlight and each other, they are in love which Chagall masterfully expresses in this dreamlike imagery.
Full of expression and warm emotional imagery, the line quality in this work is extremely textured with a turbulent gestural quality creating movement throughout the work allowing for a more organic composition than seen in Chagall's other works. I personally enjoy this crayon like effect of the different brush strokes as it adds a sense of softness and rawness to the work that allows for it to take on a deeper meaning.
Created in 1968, this original color lithograph is published by Maeght, Paris and is hand signed by Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887 - Saint-Paul, 1985) in pencil in the lower right margin and numbered from the edition of 75 in pencil in the lower left margin.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
This work 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 III 1962-1968. New York: Crown Publishers, 1986. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 548 on pg. 162.
2.Gauss, Ulrike, ed. Marc Chagall: The Lithographs, La Collection Sorlier, Stuttgart, 1960. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 548 on pg. 260.
3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.
About the Framing:
Framed in museum quality archival materials in a complementary closed corner moulding with slight scratches in the surface.