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Marc Chagall, Le Bouquet Rouge (The Red Bouquet), 1969

Artist: Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985)
Title:Le Bouquet Rouge (The Red Bouquet), 1969
Reference:M. 580
Medium:Color Lithograph
Image:22 in x 15 in (56 cm x 38 cm)
Sheet:29 3/4 in x 20 7/8 in (75.5 cm x 53 cm)
Framed:43 in x 34 1/2 in (109.2 cm x 87.6 cm)
Edition:This work is an artist's proof, numbered 15/25 in pencil in the lower left margin, aside from the numbered edition of 50.
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.
ID #w-4290

Historical Description

A bountiful bouquet of vibrantly colored flowers bursts forth towards us, making this still life anything but still. Deviating slightly from his trademark style, Chagall uses bold black lines to convey the basic composition of this work. He then adds splashes of vivid colors that contrast against the black, causing the image of the bouquet to stand out. The bouquet rests upon a table in a corner next to an airy window, through which we can glimpse the clear blue sky with a bright yellow sun. A simple message can be found in this stunningly detailed work: to always appreciate the splendor of everyday life.

Created in 1969, this work is hand-signed in pencil by Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887 - Saint-Paul, 1985) in the lower right margin. Numbered 15/25 in pencil in the lower left margin, this work is an artist's proof, aside from the numbered edition of 50.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
This work 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, Marc Chagall, The Lithographs, image listed as catalogue no. 580 on pgs. 271, 273.

2. Sorlier, Charles, Chagall Lithographs 1969-1973, Vol. IV, 1975, listed on pg 37as catalogue no. 580.

3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:
This work is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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