|Artist||Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985)|
|Title||Le Cercle Rouge (The Red Circle), 1966|
|Medium||Color Lithograph on Arches Paper|
|Image Size||25 1/2 in x 19 in (64.8 cm x 48.3 cm)|
|Sheet Size||30 in x 21 1/2 in (76.2 cm x 54.6 cm)|
|Framed Size||45 in x 37 13/16 in (114.3 cm x 96 cm)|
|Edition||Annotated épreuve d'artiste and numbered from the edition of twenty-five artist proofs in Roman numerals in pencil in the lower left margin (aside from the numbered edition of fifty in Arabic numerals).|
|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.|
Presenting a dazzling use of color, Marc Chagall Le Cercle Rouge (The Red Circle), 1966 offers an enchanting window to a world of vibrancy and adventure. With effortlessly graceful lines he creates a mesmerizing vignette of a circus night complete with an exotic and mysterious emerald horse. The circus is a favorite subject of Chagall's and every interpretation is more lively and intriguing than the last. Vivid washes of crimsons and scarlet are swirled encompass this magnificent scene and transport the viewer to this delightful scene where they too can forget their worries and enjoy the splendid entertainment.
Created in 1966, this work was printed by Charles Sorlier. Hand signed by Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887 - Saint-Paul, 1985) in pencil in the lower right and annotated épreuves d'artiste, this work is an artist proof numbered from the edition of twenty-five in Roman numerals in pencil in the lower left margin. There is also an edition of fifty numbered in Arabic numerals.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Marc Chagall The Red Circle (Le Cercle Rouge), 1966 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 final sale of the work).
1. Gauss, Ulrike, ed. Marc Chagall: The Lithographs, La Collection Sorlier. Stuttgart: D.A.P., 1960. Listed as catalogue raisonné no. 440 on pg. 203.
2. Mourlout, Fernand and Sorlier, Charles. The Lithographs of Chagall, Vol. III 1974 - 1979. Boston Book and Art Shop, Inc.: Boston, 1969. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 440 on pg 89.
3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.
About the Framing:
Framed to archival, museum grade conservation standards, Marc Chagall The Red Circle (Le Cercle Rouge), 1966 is framed in a complementary moulding with silk mats and optical grade Plexiglas.