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Marc Chagall, Le soir d'été (The Summer Evening), 1968

Artist: Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985)
Title:Le soir d'été (The Summer Evening), 1968
Reference:Mourlot 545
Medium:Color Lithograph
Image:23 9/16 in x 16 1/2 in (60 cm x 42 cm)
Sheet:29 3/4 in x 20 3/4 in (75.5 cm x 52.5 cm)
Framed:46 1/2 in x 38 3/4 in (118.1 cm x 98.4 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 50 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.
ID #W-6388
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Historical Description

Incredibly bold and bright with rich color saturation throughout the entire print, Le soir d'été (The Summer Evening), 1968 is full of Chagall's traditional iconography most widely recognized in his color lithographs. Featuring a lush bouquet with highly expressive strokes and abundant detail, we also see a profile study of an embracing couple along the lower margin who are before a stunning window. Having been inspired by his immediate Parisian surroundings during this period, this work also reflects the complete sensory experience one can find while immersed one of Chagall's opulent and colorful prints.

Created in 1968, Marc Chagall Le soir d'été (The Summer Evening), 1968 is a color lithograph on Arches paper. Numbered from the edition of 50, this work is hand signed by Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887 – Saint-Paul, 1985) in pencil in the lower right margin.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Marc Chagall Le soir d'été (The Summer Evening), 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. New York: Distributed Art Publishers, 1998. Listed as catalogue raisonné no. 545 on pg. 257 and illustrated on pg. 259.
2. Sorlier, Charles. Chagall Lithographs, Vol. III 1962 - 1968. New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1986. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 545 on pg. 159.

About the Framing:
Framed to archival museum grade conservation standards, Marc Chagall Le soir d'été (The Summer Evening), 1968 is framed in a complementary moulding with silk mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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