Marc Chagall, Le Dimanche (On Sundays), from Derrière le Miroir, 1954
|Artist:||Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985)|
|Title:||Le Dimanche (On Sundays) from Derrière le Miroir, 1954|
|Medium:||Color lithograph on Arches wove paper|
|Image:||13 in x 10 3/4 in (33 cm x 17.3 cm)|
|Sheet:||15 5/8 in x 11 1/8 in (39.7 cm x 28.3 cm)|
|Framed:||approx. 27 5/8 in x 23 1/8 in (70.2 cm x 58.7 cm)|
|Edition:||A proof aside from the numbered edition of 75.|
|Signature:||This work is hand signed by Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887 – Saint-Paul, 1985) in pencil in the lower right.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
Bright and cheerful, Marc Chagall Le Dimanche (On Sundays) from Derrière le Miroir, 1954 depicts two intertwined lovers floating in the sky - except in this case, it is just the large and shining faces of the pair which appear almost like the twin solar bodies of the sun and the moon. The background shines with the golden light of sunset, and in the lower register we see Paris start to slumber. The Eiffel Tower is catching the final warm rays of the sun, but the cathedral is already resting in the purple and blue shadows of evening. A romantic and peaceful essence pervades the lithograph, creating a charming atmosphere.
Created in 1954, this color lithograph was included in a catalogue titled Derrière le Miroir published for an exhibition of Chagall’s work organized by Galerie Maeght. It is hand-signed by Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887 – Saint-Paul, 1985) in pencil in the lower right; a proof aside from the numbered edition of 75.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Marc Chagall On Sundays (Le Dimanche), from Derrière le Miroir, 1954 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 sale of the work).
1. Cramer, Patrick. Marc Chagall - The Illustrated Books: A Catalogue Raisonné. Geneva: Patrick Cramer, 1995. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 24 on pgs. 88-89.
2. Gauss, Ulrike, ed. Marc Chagall - The Lithographs: La Collection Sorlier. Germany: Verlag Gerd Hatje, 1999. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 98 on pg. 83.
3. Mourlot, Fernand. Chagall Lithographs, Vol. I 1922 – 1957. New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1986. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 98 on pgs. 131-134.
4. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Marc Chagall On Sundays (Le Dimanche), from Derrière le Miroir, 1954 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.