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Marc Chagall, Intimité (Intimacy), 1969

Artist: Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985)
Title:Intimité (Intimacy), 1969
Reference:Mourlot 571
Medium:Color lithograph on Arches wove paper
Image:23 1/2 in x 15 3/4 in (59.7 cm x 40 cm)
Sheet:29 13/16 in x 21 3/8 in (75.7 cm x 54.3 cm)
Framed:approx. 41 13/16 in x 33 3/8 in (106.2 cm x 84.8 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 50 in pencil in the lower left; there is another edition of 25 artist’s proof numbered in Roman numerals
Signature:This work is hand signed by Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887- Saint-Paul, 1985) in pencil in the lower right
Condition:This work is in excellent condition
ID #W-5940

Historical Description

Center stages in Marc Chagall Intimité (Intimacy), 1969 is a beautiful bouquet sitting on the table top. Placed in a water pitcher, the lively bouquet is full of reds, bright yellows, verdant greens, and touches of blue. The flourishing bouquet mirrors the clearly thriving love between the couple on the right side of the flowers. The pair looks deeply into one another eyes as they gently embrace. Outside the window the sky is a clear blue, and floating above it all is an angel. The colors of the angel match that of the flowers, endowing him with the same livelihood.

Flowers and lovers are some of Chagall’s more common subjects. In that way his lithographs have a very romantic feel. Along with his use of wonderful colors, Chagall captures the feeling of life and being in love in this lithograph. The angel dreamily passing across the scene in observation in only the cherry on top of this lovely lithograph.

Created in 1969, this color lithograph on Arches wove paper is hand signed by Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887- Saint-Paul, 1985) in pencil in the lower right and numbered from the edition of 50 in pencil in the lower left; there is another edition of 25 artist’s proof numbered in Roman numerals.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Marc Chagall Intimacy (Intimité), 1969 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 sale of the work).

1. Gauss, Ulrike. Marc Chagall: The Lithographs. New York: Distributed Art Publishers, 1960. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 571 on pg. 266.
2. Sorlier, Charles. The Lithographs of Chagall, vol. IV 1969-1973. New York Crown Publishers Inc., 1974. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 571 on pg. 27.
3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:

Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Marc Chagall Intimacy (Intimité), 1969 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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