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Marc Chagall, La Chevaucheé (The Ride), 1970

Artist: Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985)
Title:La Chevaucheé (The Ride), 1970
Reference:M 620
Medium:Color Lithograph on Arches Paper
Image:26 7/8 in x 20 3/4 in (67 cm x 52 cm)
Sheet:29 7/8 in x 23 1/4 in (75 cm x 59 cm)
Framed:46 in x 39 1/2 in (116.8 cm x 100.3 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 50 in pencil in 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 with stunning rich and bold colors, one of the best color examples we have ever had the pleasure of selling.
ID #w-5066

Historical Description

Amidst a central bouquet of vibrant red and blue flowers, a couple rides a beautiful horse in Chagall La Chevaucheé (The Ride), 1970. This fanciful piece appears otherworldly, as if the viewer is witnessing a dream. A lovely woman sits to the lower left gazing at a bowl of fruit, the bouquet of brilliant red flowers is a centerpiece on her table. In the background to the right, the viewer witnesses a couple on horseback. The two figures appear as if riding the horse inside a large, lofty building, gazing out of the window at the vibrant yellow sun that illuminates them, casting a yellow aura around the figures. The viewer imagines that perhaps the woman in the foreground is the same as the woman in a background, captured between two worlds, that of reality and that of fantasy.

Created in 1970, this color lithograph is printed on watermarked Arches paper. This work is hand-signed by Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887 - Saint-Paul, 1985) in pencil in the lower right margin and numbered from the edition of 50 in pencil in the lower left margin.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Marc Chagall The Ride (La Chevaucheé), 1970 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. Sorlier, Charles. Chagall Lithographs, 1969-1973, Vol IV. New York: Crown Publishers, 1984. Listed as catalogue raisonné no. 620 on pg. 83.
2. Gauss, Ulrike, ed. Marc Chagall: The Lithographs, La Collection Sorlier. Stuttgart: D.A.P., 1960. Listed as catalogue raisonné no. 620 on pg. 283.

3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:
Marc Chagall The Ride (La Chevaucheé), 1970 is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complementary moulding and finished with linen-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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