Marc Chagall, La Fenêtre entrouverte (The Half-Opened Window)

Artist: Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985)
Title:La Fenêtre entrouverte (The Half-Opened Window)
Medium:Original Color Chagall Lithograph
Image Size:14 5/8 in x 10 3/4 in (37.16 cm x 27.31 cm)
Sheet Size:23 1/8 in x 17 in (58.75 cm x 43.18 cm)
Framed Size:33 3/4 in x 29 1/4 in (85.73 cm x 74.3 cm)
Signature:This work is hand signed by Marc Chagall (1887-198
ID #w-1737

Historical Description

As if to reference a window into the world of his own creation, Marc Chagall has skillfully and beautifully crafted yet another dazzling work that gives us a glimpse into a nostalgic, Parisian way of life. Incredibly romantic and evoking a wistful charm, Chagall uses subtle tones of sky blues and muted greys contrasted with bright yellows, greens, and varying tones of pinks and reds. It is a lively and colorful piece, placing the viewer amidst the world which Chagall seems to have created for only us, looking out onto the cityscape of his own creativity and imagination.

Created in 1975, this work was published out of the edition of 50 signed and numbered proofs on Japon nacreous paper. Hand-signed by Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985) in pencil in the lower right margin the piece is numbered 30/50 in pencil in the lower left margin. Published by Ch. Sorlier, Graveur.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
It is fully documented and referenced in (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the final sale of the work) :

1. Gauss, Ulrike, ed. Marc Chagall, The Lithographs - La Collection Sorlier. Listed and illustrated as cat. no. 738 on pg. 324.

2. Sorlier, Charles. Chagall Lithographs 1974 - 1979, Crown Publishers: New York, 1984. Listed and illustrated as cat. no. 738 on pg. 50.

About the Framing:
Framed in museum-quality, archival materials, this work is set in a Spanish style bronze leaf frame. The muted tones of the bronze moulding compliments the black, outer frame and also highlights the tones and textures of the highly detailed landscape. La Fenêtre entrouverte is completed with white, linen-wrapped mats and a matching gold inner fillet and finished behind an archival Plexiglas cover.