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Marc Chagall, Le Ciel Bleu, Paris (The Blue Sky of Paris), 1964

Artist: Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985)
Title:Le Ciel Bleu, Paris (The Blue Sky of Paris), 1964
Reference:Mourlot 409
Medium:Color Lithograph
Image:26 1/2 in 20 5/8 in (67.5 cm x 52.4 cm)
Sheet:30 1/4 in x 22 3/8 in (76.8 cm x 56.8 cm)
Framed:45 1/2 in x 38 1/2 in (115.6 cm x 97.8 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, with rich and vibrant color.
ID #w-4706

Historical Description

In Chagall's whimsical and romantic style, Chagall Le Ciel Bleu, Paris (The Blue Sky of Paris), 1964 merges several separate images into one well-balanced and dynamic composition. This particular piece is comprised of a vibrant orange head, a cheery yellow bird profile, a delicate floral bouquet, and select landmarks from Paris-which include the Eiffel Tour, Notre Dame, and the Seine River among others. Like the yellow bird that occupies the center of the work, we seem to assume this bird's eye view of the historic and romantic city of Paris. The rich blue sky, or "Le Ciel Bleu" is delightfully executed in a jewel tone blue that has several variations in tonality that range from green to grey, to a pale blue-and merge together into an expressive amalgam that is very rich, and best appreciated in person. In fact, this particular work possesses so many color subtleties, that a photograph cannot truly capture the color density and variation-and should be viewed in person.

Created in 1964, this color lithograph was created for the Chagall Exhibition at the Maeght Gallery. Published by Maeght, this work is hand signed by Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887 - Saint-Paul, 1985) in pencil in the lower right margin and is numbered from the edition of 90 in pencil the lower left margin.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Marc Chagall The Blue Sky of Paris (Le Ciel Bleu, Paris), 1964 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. Sorlier, Charles, Chagall Lithographs Vol III, 1984. Crown Publishers, Inc.: New York, 1974. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 409 on pg 52.

2. Gauss, Ulrike, ed. Marc Chagall The Lithographs: La Collection Sorlier. Stuttgart: D.A.P., 1960. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 409 on page 193.

3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:
Marc Chagall The Blue Sky of Paris (Le Ciel Bleu, Paris), 1964 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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