Marc Chagall, Couple au Cr&eacute;puscule (Couple at Dusk), 1980
|Artist:||Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985)|
|Title:||Couple au Crépuscule (Couple at Dusk), 1980|
|Medium:||Original Color Lithograph|
|Image:||37 in x 23 3/8 in (94 cm x 59.4 cm)|
|Sheet:||46 in x 29 3/4 in (116.8 cm x 75.6 cm)|
|Framed:||40 3/4 in x 34 1/2 in (103.5 cm x 87.63 cm )|
|Signature:||Hand signed by Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985) in pencil in the lower right margin.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition, the colors are bold and fresh.|
Utilizing a vibrant color palette and soft strokes, Chagall creates a whimsical work that conveys a sense of calm and ease. Two lovers stand side by side and gaze adoringly into each other's eyes. They appear in a field with the cityscape behind them. The young man holds a green bouquet and looks as though he is about to offer it to his lovely companion as a symbol of his love and affection. Throughout the composition, fanciful figures float and drift. A flute-player rests near the woman while a figure paints in the upper left corner and two lovers soar in the brilliant blue sky. However, the couple, placed strategically at the front of the composition, does not appear to notice the tiny figures amidst them; they are oblivious to the world around them, absorbed in their thoughts of love.
Created in 1980, this original color lithograph is hand signed by Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985) in pencil in the lower right margin and annotated epreuve d'artiste (or, Artist's Proof) in pencil in the lower left margin (aside from the numbered editon of 50). Printed by Charles Sorlier, Paris and published by Editions Maeght, Paris.
DOCUMENTED AND ILLUSTRATED IN:
1. Galerie Maeght S.A., Lithographies et Gravures Originales, 1981. Listed as catalogue raisonné no. 14 on pg. 25, illustrated on pg. 35.
2. Gauss, Ulrike, ed. Marc Chagall: The Lithographs, La Collection Sorlier, illustrated on pg. 368 as cat. no. 972.
3. Sorlier, C. (1984). Chagall Lithographs 1980-1985, vol. VI. Crown Publishers, Inc.: New York. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 972 on pgs. 44-45.
About the Framing:
Musuem grade conservation framed in a complementary moulding with silk mats and optical grade Plexiglas.