Marc Chagall, L’ecuyere (The Woman Circus-Rider), 1956
|Artist:||Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985)|
|Title:||L’ecuyere (The Woman Circus-Rider), 1956|
|Image:||14 1/4 in x 20 1/2 in (36.2 cm x 52.1 cm)|
|Sheet:||14 1/4 in x 20 1/2 in (36.2 cm x 52.1 cm)|
|Framed:||34 5/8 in x 27 15/16 in ( 87.94 cm x 70.96 cm)|
|Edition:||Inscribed H.C. “hors de commerce” in pencil in the lower left; aside from the numbered edition of 100.|
|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.|
In Marc Chagall L’ecuyere (The Woman Circus-Rider), 1956, Chagall revisits the circus theme, a subject he frequently celebrates in his other works. At the center of the work is a woman with her hand outstretched, looking outwards at a performance. Her gaze seems to be directed at the acrobat effortlessly standing atop a horse. Both the acrobat and the horse are rendered in delicate and elegant lines. Perspective is the most intriguing aspect of this work. While the woman could easily be an audience member, her outstretched hand is close enough to touch the acrobat, literally reaching out to experience the performance. Marc Chagall also draws our eyes to the spectacle unfolding using vibrant swaths of primary red, blue, yellow and bright green. The sweeping green and yellow mimic the circular nature of the circus tent, and carry a lively motion through the work. This work immediately reminds us of the excitement and awe of a visual spectacle.
Created in 1956, this color lithograph is hand-signed by Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887- Saint-Paul, 1985) in pencil in the lower right. This piece was Inscribed H.C. “hors de commerce” in pencil in the lower left; aside from the numbered edition of 100.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Marc Chagall The Woman Circus-Rider (L’ecuyere), 1956 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. Gauss, Ulrike, ed. Marc Chagall: The Lithographs, La Collection Sorlier, Stuttgart, 1960. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné. no.153
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.
About the Framing:
Marc Chagall The Woman Circus-Rider (L’ecuyere), 1956 is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complementary moulding and finished with linen-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.