Marc Chagall, La Paix du soir (Evening Peace) from Songes, 1981
|Artist:||Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985)|
|Title:||La Paix du soir (Evening Peace) from Songes, 1981|
|Medium:||Color etching with aquatint on Rives wove paper|
|Image:||12 in x 9 3/8 in (30.5 cm x 23.8 cm)|
|Sheet:||20 3/8 in x 15 in (51.8 cm x 38.1 cm)|
|Framed:||23 3/4 in x 20 1/2 in (60.3 cm x 52.1 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 50 in pencil in the lower left; there also was an edition of 10 numbered in Roman numerals; published by Éditions Gérald Cramer, Geneva; printed by Lacourière et Frélaut, Paris|
|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|
Marc Chagall La Paix du soir (Evening Peace) from Songes, 1981 is an apt title for this lovely piece. Lightly touched by serene blue, the image is darkened by the veil of evening. The moon hangs in the sky, and a sleepy village sits quietly below. A few people and animals still roam the streets in the twilight. Central is an embracing couple, floating ethereally above the town. Next to them is a rooster with its head raised to the sky, crowing into the darkening sky. The rooster is a common motif in Chagall’s oeuvre, and it often brings a rustic feel to his towns. We imagine this small, peaceful village to be alone in the vast night, with the crow of the rooster heard all around to welcome the night. And once again in the morning, that very small rooster will wake up with the dawning light to awaken the villagers.
Created in 1981, this color etching with aquatint on Rives 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 the lower left; there was also an edition of 10 numbered in Roman numerals. Published by Éditions Gérald Cramer, Geneva; printed by Lacourière et Frélaut, Paris.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Marc Chagall Evening Peace (La Paix du soir) from Songes, 1981 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. Cramer, Patrick. Marc Chagall The Illustrated Books: Catalogue Raisonné. Patrick Cramer Publisher: Geneva, 1995. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 112
2. Marc Chagall - Gérald Cramer, Trente ans de travail et d'amitié: EXPOSITION 8 juin - 15 août 1992.Galerie Patrick Cramer: Geneva, 1992. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no.116
3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Marc Chagall Evening Peace (La Paix du soir) from Songes, 1981 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.