|Artist:||Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985)|
|Title:||L’ange du jugement (The Angel of Judgment), 1974|
|Medium:||Color Lithograph on Arches wove paper|
|Image Size:||20 1/2 in x 17 in (52 x 43 in)|
|Sheet Size:||28 1/2 in x 21 3/8 in (72.4 cm x 54.3 cm)|
|Framed Size:||approx. 42 1/2 in x 37 1/2 in (108 cm x 95.3 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 200 in pencil in the lower left margin; printed by Mourlot, Paris and published by Editions des Amis du Message Biblique Marc Chagall, Nice.|
|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.|
Chagall L’ange du jugement (The Angel of Judgment), 1974 is dramatic rendering of this scene of Adam and Eve from the creation story. Designed after the maquette for the fourth lancet of Chagall’s renowned stained glass windows for the Cathedral of Saint Stephen of Metz in Lorraine, France, this stunning artwork features a brilliant color palette of canary yellow accented by pops of blue, green, and red. The Angel of Judgment is pictured in the upper left of the composition, depicted with fiery crimson hair and a pleasant expression, while Adam and Eve are represented as a single figure with two faces towards the center of the image. In this surreal interpretation of the expulsion, the beginning of humanity is captured with expressive use of color and line.
Created in 1974, this color lithograph was executed by Charles Sorlier after an original work by Marc Chagall. Hand signed by Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887 – Saint-Paul, 1985) in pencil in the lower right margin, this work has the printed text “CH. SORLIER GRAV.” in black in the lower left of the image. Numbered from the edition of 200 in pencil in the lower left margin, this work was printed by Mourlot, Paris and published by the Editions des Amis du Message Biblique Marc Chagall (Society of Friends of the National Marc Chagall Biblical Message Museum), Nice, France. This work was also created in a poster version with text.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Marc Chagall The Angel of Judgment (L’ange du jugement), 1974, 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. Sorlier, Charles. Chagall Lithographs, vol. V 1974 – 1979. New York: Crown Publisher, 1984. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. CS 45.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Marc Chagall The Angel of Judgment (L’ange du jugement), 1974, is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.