Marc Chagall, Le Verger (The Orchard), 1973

Artist: Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985)
Title:Le Verger (The Orchard), 1973
Reference:CS 44
Medium:Original color lithograph on Arches wove paper
Signature:Hand signed by Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887 - Saint-Paul, 1985) in pencil in the lower right margin.
ID #w-3566

Historical Description

Perfectly encapsulating the romantic essence of Chagall's works, Le Verger allows us to escape the mundane and enter the fantastical. Deeply saturated in a brilliant grass green, we can almost smell the fresh air and abundant foliage of the orchard. Filled with Chagall's iconic imagery, this image is the result of some of Chagall's best work. From the embracing couple in the upper left to the mystical fish swimming in the distance to the softly mottled flower bouquets, Chagall successfully conveys an overall feel of carefree fancy. The couple in the upper left appears to float above the orchard alongside a flying fish, while a cottage emanating warmth appears as a safe haven in the background, and a sea of green extends forth in the foreground.

Created in 1973, this work is hand signed by Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887 - Saint-Paul, 1985) in pencil in the lower right margin and numbered 35/100 from the edition of 100 (aside from a few unnumbered artist's proofs) in pencil in the lower left margin. This composition was used for the poster exhibition Hommage à Tériade held at the Grand Palais, Paris.

1. An Arkansas Estate

1. Sorlier, Charles. Chagall Lithographs, Vol. V 1974-1979, Crown Publishers, Inc: New York, 1984. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. CS. 44 on pg. 240.
2. Sorlier, Charles. Chagall's Posters, Crown Publishers, Inc: New York, 1975. Listed and illustrated on pgs. 134-135.


Framed to archival museum grade conservation standards, this piece is framed in a complementary moulding with silk mats and optical grade Plexiglas.