|Artist:||Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985)|
|Title:||Bouquet sur la ville (Bouquet over the Town), 1983|
|Image Size:||18 1/2 in x 12 3/8 (47 x 31.4 cm)|
|Sheet Size:||25 7/8 in x 18 7/8 in (65.7 cm x 47.9 cm)|
|Framed Size:||34 13/16 in x 28 1/2 in (88.4 cm x 15.4 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 50 in pencil in the lower left margin.|
|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|
An image encapsulating romance, and artistic expression, the enchanting Chagall Bouquet over the Town (Bouquet sur la ville), 1983 carries the viewer away into the fantastic mind of Marc Chagall. Limited traces of color draw the eye into the most sentimental moments of the piece: the flushing skin of embracing lovers, the fresh hues of the central blossoming bouquet, and the warm glow of a crescent moon shining softly on a man resting against his horse. Painterly lines flow from subject to subject and unify the composition, and while also imbuing the work with soulfulness. Floating effortlessly we see a self-portrait of the artist, palette in hand, with his easel drifting towards the left of the sky. He gazes upwards toward a female figure that flies above the scene, providing him with inspiration as he admires her beauty. In the end,Bouquet Over the Town is a testament to artistic expression, the bouquet, a symbol of creation and an offering of love, signifying the artist’s offering to the world, his images.
Created in 1983, this color lithograph is hand-signed in pencil by Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887 - Saint-Paul, 1985) in the lower right margin. This work is numbered 25/50 in the lower left margin.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Marc Chagall Bouquet over the Town (Bouquet sur la ville), 1983 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. Gauss, Ulrike, ed., Marc Chagall: The Lithographs, La Collection Sorlier. New York: Distributed Art Publishers, 1998. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 1009
2. Sorlier, Charles,The Lithographs of Chagall, Vol. VI 1980 – 1985 New York: Crown Publishers, Inc, 1986. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 1009.
3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.
About the Framing:
Marc Chagall Bouquet over the Town (Bouquet sur la ville), 1983 is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.