|Artist:||Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985)|
|Title:||Le jardin de Pomone (The Garden of Pomona), 1968|
|Image Size:||23 1/2 in x 17 1/4 in (59.7 cm x 43.8 cm)|
|Sheet Size:||25 3/4 in x 19 1/2 in (65.4 cm x 49.5 cm)|
|Framed Size:||41 1/2 in x 34 1/4 in (104.1 cm x 87 cm)|
|Edition:||Annotated 'epreuve d'artiste' (artist's proof) in pencil in the lower left margin, aside from the numbered edition of 50.|
|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:||Please call us 510-777-9970 for availability.|
In Chagall Le jardin de Pomone (The Garden of Pomona), 1968, as multiple scenes unfold before us, we are transported to a mythical garden in Pomona with birds, nymphs, horse riders, and women. A colorful and lively work, Chagall based it on Pomone, one of the first French operas by Robert Cambert with a libretto by Pierre Perrin. The story goes that Vertumne is in love with Pomone and Pomone's nurse Beroé is in love with Vertumne. Vertumne assumes various disguises in his attempts to seduce Pomone: a dragon, Pluto, Bacchus. He only succeeds when he disguises himself as Beroé, because Pomone cannot refuse her old nurse a kiss. A complicated love story that Chagall magically reinterprets in this stunning composition that is full of expression and warm emotional imagery.
Created in 1968, this color lithograph is hand-signed by Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887 - Saint-Paul, 1985) in pencil in the lower right margin. Annotated 'epreuve d'artiste' (artist's proof) in pencil in the lower left margin, aside from the numbered edition of 50.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Marc Chagall The Garden of Pomona (Le jardin de Pomone), 1968 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. 541
2. Sorlier, Charles. Chagall Lithographs, Volume III 1962-1968. New York: Crown Publishers, 1986. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 541
3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Marc Chagall The Garden of Pomona (Le jardin de Pomone), 1968 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.