Marc Chagall, Femme de Cirque (Circus Woman), c. 1960
|Artist:||Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985)|
|Title:||Femme de Cirque (Circus Woman), c. 1960|
|Medium:||Color Lithograph with Pochoir on Arches paper.|
|Image:||23 1/2 in x 18 in (60 cm x 45.7 cm)|
|Sheet:||31 3/8 in x 25 1/8 in (79.7 cm x 63.8 cm)|
|Framed:||33 3/8 in x 37 in (84.7 cm x 68.5 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 150 in pencil in the lower left margin; published by Guy Spitzer, Paris with the Spitzer blind stamp in the lower right.|
|Signature:||This work is hand-signed by Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887- Saint-Paul, 1985) in pencil in the lower right margin; also signed in the stone 'Chagall' in black in the lower right.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition with bright colors throughout.|
The whimsical Marc Chagall Femme de Cirque (Circus Woman), c. 1960 depicts a beautiful, nude acrobat, captured in a private moment of concentration. The voluptuous acrobat appears as the epitome of femininity as she balances upon the back of a bucking goat. She gracefully arcs her arms above her head, creating a curve that mimics those of her legs and hips. Her pale, white form is smooth and flawless and appears almost luminescent when contrasted with the vibrantly colored background. The acrobat closes her eyes, focusing upon her craft, and appears in control of her motions despite the unstable surface upon which she is perched. Chagall's bold hues of red, green, and blue lend a dreamlike quality to this work, and his use of hand- applied pochoir contributes a sense of texture to this remarkable print.
Created around 1960, this original color lithograph with pochoir is hand-signed by Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887 - Saint-Paul, 1985) in pencil in the lower right margin and also signed in the stone 'Chagall' in black in the lower right. This work is numbered from the edition of 150 in pencil in the lower left margin and published by Guy Spitzer, Paris, with the Spitzer blind stamp in the lower right. Spitzer label on verso states, 'GUY SPITZER, EDITEUR | PARIS 8 | MARC CHAGALL | "FEMME DE CIRQUE" | Tirage signe par l'artiste, | Numeroté et limité d 150 exemplaires| Cette épreuve porte le No 137.'
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Marc Chagall Circus Woman (Femme de Cirque), c. 1960 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. Certificate of Authenticity from Guy Spitzer on verso reads 'GUY SPITZER, EDITEUR | PARIS 8 | MARC CHAGALL | "FEMME DE CIRQUE" | Tirage signe par l'artiste, | Numeroté et limité d 150 exemplaires| Cette épreuve porte le No 137.'
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.
About the Framing:
Framed to archival museum grade conservation standards, Marc Chagall Circus Woman (Femme de Cirque), c. 1960 is presented in a complementary moulding with silk-wrapped mats and optical-grade Plexiglas.