|Artist||Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985)|
|Title||L’Atelier de Nuit (The Studio at Night), 1980|
|Image Size||19 11/16 in x 14 15/16 in (50 cm x 38 cm)|
|Sheet Size||25 5/8 in x 18 7/8 in (65.1 cm x 47.9 cm)|
|Framed Size||39 1/2 in x 34 1/8 in (100.3 cm x 86.7 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.|
In Marc Chagall L’Atelier de Nuit (The Studio at Night), 1980, materializing in whispering outlines, we find ourselves transported into this nocturnal space of surreal possibilities. Encompassed in darkness, subtle traces define the figures that inhabit this humble artist’s studio. Despite this darkness, the work is humming with energy, as soft hues of lustrous colors illuminate the composition with a dreamlike atmosphere. At the center, an artist assumed to be Chagall himself paints a vibrant bouquet. Surrounded by whimsical motifs including a yellow sheep, nestled hen, and a peak-roofed house, his true inspiration is revealed in the upper right, pulling both the gaze of the viewer and the painter. A graceful, nude woman floats effortlessly against the night sky. One cannot help but guess she is Bella, Chagall’s love and muse whom he lost too soon, her memory preserved in this magical tribute.
Created in 1980, this color lithograph is hand-signed in pencil by Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887 - Saint-Paul, 1985) in the lower right margin. This work is numbered from the edition of 50 in the lower left margin.
1.Gallery de Medici, Inc., San Francisco, California
2. Private Collection, San Francisco, California
3. Private Collection, San Jose, California
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Marc Chagall The Studio at Night (L’Atelier de Nuit), 1980 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. New York: Distributed Art Publishers, 1998. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 961.
2. Mourlot, Fernand & Sorlier, C.,The Lithographs of Chagall, Vol. VI 1980 – 1985. New York: Crown Publishers, Inc,1986. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 961
3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.
About the Framing:
Marc Chagall The Studio at Night (L’Atelier de Nuit), 1980 is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.