Marc Chagall, Le Cirque (The Circus), from the Circus, 1967
|Artist:||Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985)|
|Title:||Le Cirque (The Circus) from the Circus, 1967|
|Reference:||Cramer 68, Mourlot 510|
|Medium:||Color lithograph on Arches paper|
|Image:||16 1/2 x 25 3/4 in. (42 cm x 65.4 cm)|
|Sheet:||20 1/4 x 29 5/8 in. (51.4 cm x 75.2 cm)|
|Framed:||25 1/2 in x 34 in (64.7 cm x 86.3 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 24 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.|
Marc Chagall Le Cirque (The Circus), from the Circus, 1967 is a dream-like scene of ordinary characters such as animal, acrobats, and clowns. Chagall brings to life childhood fascinations of the circuses he saw growing up. With the eccentrically colored horses lined up in their stalls, circus administrators energetically animated along the sides, to the jugglers in the far back bouncing around, Marc Chagall brilliantly places them into the regular pace of everyday life.
Luring you into a world of exuberant colors charged with flowing energy, this scene completely overwhelms your senses. The acrobats toward the back defy gravity as they playfully float in space. His creatures even have a coy expression on their faces, compelling you to observe the layout of this entire scene. The man carrying the pail in hand slowly walks towards you, beckoning for your attention—inviting you to partake into this world of fantasy.
Created in 1967, Marc Chagall Le Cirque (The Circus), from the Circus, 1967 is a color lithograph on Arches paper and hand-signed by Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887 – Saint-Paul, 1985) in pencil in the lower right margin. This work is numbered from the edition of 24 in pencil in the lower left margin.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Marc Chagall Le Cirque (The Circus) from the Circus, 1967, 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. Cramer, Patrick. Marc Chagall, The Illustrated Books: Catalogue Raisonnè, Geneva: Patrick Cramer, 1995. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 68.
2. Gauss, Ulrike, ed. Marc Chagall: The Lithographs, La Collection Sorlier, Stuttgart: D. A. P., 1960. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 510.
3. Mourlot, Fernand. The Lithographs of Chagall, Vol II. 1957-1962. France: Andre Sauret, 1963. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 510.
4. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.
About the Framing:
Marc Chagall Le Cirque (The Circus), from the Circus, 1967 is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complementary moulding and optical grade Plexiglas.