Marc Chagall, La Baie des Anges au Bouquet de Roses (Angel Bay with a Bouquet of Roses), 1967
|Artist:||Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985)|
|Title:||La Baie des Anges au Bouquet de Roses (Angel Bay with a Bouquet of Roses), from Nice and The Côte d'Azur, 1967|
|Series:||Nice and the Côte d’Azur, 1967|
|Medium:||Color Lithograph on Arches Wove Paper|
|Image:||24 in x 17 3/4 in (61 cm x 45 cm)|
|Sheet:||28 15/16 in x 20 11/16 in (73.5 cm x 52.5 cm)|
|Framed:||32 3/4 in x 25 1/2 in (83.1 cm x 64.7 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 150 in pencil in the lower left margin; aside from the edition of 75 signed and numbered in Roman numerals, and a few artist's proofs.|
|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 excellent condition.|
Full of richly deep hues and abundant with texture, Marc Chagall La Baie des Anges au Bouquet de Roses (Angel Bay with a Bouquet of Roses), 1967 illustrates the artist’s use of dreamlike imagery set in a Parisian coastal landscape. Evoking a sense of quietude and beauty, Chagall entices the viewer through the use of symbolic elements and a lyrical use of form. A monumental bouquet stands out against the coastal night scene in Nice, giving the viewer a sense of mystery and intrigue. The deep blue of the bouquet causes the pink roses, yellow and white flowers to bounce of the page with the intense vibrancy they illuminate. Set within the floral motif are symbolic figures of a white bird in the upper left, and blue woman in the right and a blue fish at the base of the bouquet. In the background, the moon dips toward the ocean horizon at the left, and small bungalows line the narrow coastline. The textural and painterly quality of this work adds a sense of depth and richness to the work.
Created in 1967, this color lithograph on Arches wove paper is one of twelve lithographs from the Nice and the Côte d’Azur series. Printed by Mourlot, this work was engraved by Charles Sorlier in collaboration with Marc Chagall. This work is numbered from the edition of 150 in pencil in the lower left margin (aside from the edition of 75 signed and numbered in Roman numerals, and a few artist's proofs). Printed on Arches wove paper, this work is in excellent condition with bold and bright colors. On the lower right hand on the reverse side of the sheet, there is the printed text which states the title and reads, ‘Marc Chagall La Baie des Anges au Bouquet de Roses, Gouache sur Papier Reproduite en Lithographie, Ch. Sorlier, Graveur – Mourlot, Imp.’
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Marc Chagall La Baie des Anges au Bouquet de Roses (Angel Bay with a Bouquet of Roses), 1967 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. Sorlier, Charles. Chagall Lithographs 1974-1979, Vol V. New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1984. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. C 30.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.
About the Framing:
Marc Chagall La Baie des Anges au Bouquet de Roses (Angel Bay with a Bouquet of Roses), 1967 is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.