Marc Chagall, La Baie des Anges (The Bay of Angels), 1962
|Artist:||Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985)|
|Title:||La Baie des Anges (The Bay of Angels), 1962|
|Image:||30 3/4 in x 22 5/8 in (78 cm x 57. cm)|
|Sheet:||37 3/16 in x 25 3/4 in (94.5 cm x 65.5 cm)|
|Framed:||approx. 50 3/16 in x 41 in (127.5 cm x 104 cm)|
|Edition:||An artist's proof inscribed 'Epreuve d'artiste' in pencil 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.|
Marc Chagall La Baie des Anges (The Bay of Angels), 1962 is stunning and iconic lithograph showcasing the artist's passion for color. No place inspired Chagall more than Nice, and this fruitful partnership of love and admiration is perfectly encapsulated in the magical work before you. A stunning blue siren floats above the beautifully detailed city, wistfully reaching for an enchanting bouquet of flowers. A sense of longing and desire fill the page, as the siren refuses to make contact with the viewer and rather appears to delight in her dreamlike world. The scene is quintessentially Chagall: romantic, whimsical and surreal, like a dream; inviting you in and invoking all of your emotions and senses and memories.
Created in 1962, Marc Chagall La Baie des Anges (The Bay of Angels), 1962 is a color lithograph on Arches paper. Conceived as a design for the French Tourist Commissariat to be used as a poster advertising Nice and Cote d'Azur outside France, this work is from signed edition on Arches before the lettering. Hand-signed by Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887 - Saint-Paul, 1985) in pencil in the lower right margin, this work is an artist's proof inscribed 'Epreuve d'artiste' in pencil the lower left margin, aside from the numbered edition of 50.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Marc Chagall La Baie des Anges (The Bay of Angels), 1962 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. Gauss, Ulrike, ed. Marc Chagall: The Lithographs, La Collection Sorlier. Stuttgart: D.A.P., 1960. Listed as catalogue raisonné no. 350.
2. Sorlier, Charles. Chagall Lithographs, Vol. II 1957-1962. New York: Crown Publishers, 1984. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 350.
3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Marc Chagall La Baie des Anges (The Bay of Angels), 1962, presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.