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Marc Chagall, Le Cochet Gris (The Grey Rooster), 1950

Artist: Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985)
Title:Le Cochet Gris (The Grey Rooster), 1950
Reference:CS 3
Medium:Original Color Lithograph on Wove Paper
Image:29 5/16 in x 20 7/8 in (75 cm x 53.3 cm)
Sheet:35 5/8 in x 25 3/8 in (90.5 cm x 64.5 cm)
Framed:approx. 46 in x 26 in (116.8 cm x 66 cm)
Edition:A very rare and limited proof, signed in pencil on Rives wove paper. This work was never editioned.
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-5510

Historical Description

Marc Chagall, Le Cochet Gris (The Grey Rooster), 1950, is a beautiful work about love, romance, tradition, and fantasy, Chagall offers us a refreshing image of caring intimacy. Composed in a marvelous palate of soft earthen gray, rich black, and a wonderfully bright and contrasting ruby red, the colors become a visual feast. This beautiful array of colors transforms into a metaphor about the varying stages of love—from infatuation in a budding romance, to the comfortable understanding love of a seasoned couple. Charming, elegant and graceful, Chagall constructs an iconography of love. The blissful couple in the background is complimented by the proud and boastful cochet gris, or gray rooster. The brilliant red portions on the rooster’s comb create a visual sweep throughout the work, beginning at the rooster and moving our eyes strait to the ruby lips of beautiful woman. Through the use of color and graceful lines, Chagall creates a sense of gentle movement, giving life and energy to the work.

Created in 1950, this color lithograph on wove paper is hand signed by Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887 – Saint-Paul, 1985) in pencil in the lower right margin. This is a very rare and limited proof on Rives wove paper. This work was never editioned.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Marc Chagall The Grey Rooster (Le Cochet Gris), 1950 1950,  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. V, Crown Publishers, New York, 1984. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné plate CS 3.

2.A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

ABOUT THE FRAMING:
Framed to archival, museum grade conservation standards, Marc Chagall The Grey Rooster (Le Cochet Gris), 1950 1950 is framed in a complementary moulding with silk mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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