|Artist||Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985)|
|Title||Les Amourex en gris (Lovers in Grey), 1957|
|Image Size||10 5/8 in x 8 5/8 in (27 cm x 22 cm)|
|Sheet Size||16 1/8 in x 12 1/2 in (41 cm x 32 cm)|
|Framed Size||30 3/4 in 27 3/8 in (78.1 cm x 69.5 cm)|
|Edition||Numbered from the edition of 90 in pencil in the lower left margin.|
|Signature||This work is hand signed by Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887 – Saint-Paul, 1985) in pencil at lower right margin.|
|Condition||This work is in very good condition.|
Romance and intrigue greet us in the captivating Chagall Les Amourex en gris (Lovers in Grey), 1957 as the black strokes of the night envelope two lovers who are illuminated in grey by the bath of light floating from the moon. With beautiful spots of bright colors masterfully placed about, the composition is light and fluid with a sense of movement and peace. The lovers touch their foreheads tenderly, and gaze at one another. Though rendered with simple lines, the grace and movement that is present shines through as powerful emotion. A beautiful testament to the bond of love, this composition is worth a view in person.
Created in 1957, this is one of 15 lithographs made for the book Chagall by Jaques Lassiagne. Hand signed by Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887 - Saint -Paul, 1985) in pencil in the lower right margin, this work is numbered edition of 90 in pencil in the lower left margin. This work was was published by Editions Maeght, Paris and printed by Mourlot, Paris.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Marc Chagall Lovers in Grey (Les Amourex en gris), 1957 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. Stuttgart: D.A.P.,1960. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 194 on pg.109.
2. Mourlot, Fernand. The Lithographs of Chagall, Vol. II 1957-1962. Monte Carlo: André Sauret, 1963. Detailed as catalogue raisonné no. 194 on pg. 20 with an illustration on pg. 21.
3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.
About the Framing:
Marc Chagall Lovers in Grey (Les Amourex en gris), 1957 is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complementary moulding and finished with linen-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.