|Artist||Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985)|
|Title||Corbeille de fruits et ananas (Basket of Fruit and Pineapples), 1964|
|Medium||Original Color Lithograph|
|Image Size||26 in x 19 1/4 in (66 cm x 48.9 cm)|
|Sheet Size||29 5/8 in x 21 1/2 in (75.2 cm x 54.6 cm)|
|Framed Size||42 1/4 in x 34 3/4 in (107.3 cm x 88.3 cm)|
|Edition||Annotated 'epreuve d'artiste' (artist's proof) 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 with bold colors.|
Displaying a large colorful bouquet on the left and a plentiful basket of ripe fruit on the right, Marc Chagall Corbeille de fruits et ananas (Basket of Fruit and Pineapples), 1964 conveys a sense of warmth and plentitude that traditionally characterizes the months of spring and summer. However, this work was executed in the month of November; therefore, this work could be interpreted as the artist's day dream of the coming summer months. Chagall adeptly inspires a sense of relaxation with the loose handling of color and form, animating the image for the viewer. This image conveys a sense of warmth, love and tranquility and ease. This work displays Chagall's expressive definition of form and volume as well as his adept understanding of color.
Created in November of 1964, this work 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 Basket of Fruit and Pineapples (Corbeille de fruits et ananas), 1964 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. Marc Chagall: The Lithographs, La Collection Sorlier. Gauss, U. (Ed.). Distributed Art Publishers: NY. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 421 on pg. 196.
2. Mourlot, F. & Sorlier, C. (1969). The Lithographs of Chagall, Vol. III 1962 - 1968. Boston Book & Art Shop, Inc.: Boston. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 421 on pg. 64.
3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.
About the Framing:
Marc Chagall Basket of Fruit and Pineapples (Corbeille de fruits et ananas), 1964 is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complementary moulding and finished with linen-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.