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Marc Chagall, Le Christ a l'horloge (Christ as a Clock), 1957

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Artist Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985)
Title Le Christ a l'horloge (Christ as a Clock), 1957
Reference M. 196
Medium Color Lithograph on Arches Paper
Image Size 9 1/2 in x 8 1/2 in (24.13 cm x 21.6 cm)
Sheet Size 14 5/8 in x 12 5/8 in (37.15 cm x 32 cm)
Framed Size 29 in x 27 1/2 in (73.66 cm x 69.85 cm)
Edition Numbered from the edition of 90 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.
Gallery Price Sold
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ID # w-4969

Long known for the religious expressionism in his artwork, Chagall depicts Christ as a clock in this captivating Le Christ a l'horloge. With bright colors of purple, blue and yellow and signature symbols of the fish and horse, Chagall presents us with a composition that is full of life and movement. A crowd can be seen in the background along with a town and although the composition is bright, it is incredibly meaningful. By representing Christ crucified as a clock, Chagall is presenting the suffering of the Jewish people. Displayed with the broken menorah that the horse is carrying and the self-portrait of Chagall as the man in the corner reading, Chagall is trying to express the plight of the Jewish people and how it withstands time. The inclusion of mothers with children however denotes hope, and in this touching and deeply symbolic work, we can feel Chagall’s hope.

Created in 1957, this color lithograph is hand-signed by Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887 - Saint-Paul, 1985) in pencil in the lower right margin. Numbered from the edition of 90 in pencil in the lower left margin, this work is published by Maeght Éditeur, Paris.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Marc Chagall Christ as a Clock (Le Chirst a l'horloge), 1957 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. 196.

2. Mourlot, Fernand. The Lithographs of Chagall, Vol. II 1957-1962. Monte Carlo: André Sauret, 1963.  Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 196.

3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:

Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Marc Chagall Christ as a Clock (Le Chirst a l'horloge), 1957 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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