Marc Chagall, Les Deux Rives (The Two Banks), 1980

Artist: Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985)
Title:Les Deux Rives (The Two Banks), 1980
Reference:Mourlot 974
Medium:Color lithograph on Arches paper
Image:37 in x 23 in (94.6 x 60.6 cm)
Sheet:45 5/8 in x 29 3/4 in (116 cm x 75.5 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 50 in the lower left margin.
Signature:This work is hand-signed by Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887 - Saint-Paul, 1985) in the lower right margin.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-7050

Historical Description

Marc Chagall’s Les Deux Rives (The Two Banks), 1980 features a view of the Eiffel Tower and the River Seine among the whimsical figures that characterize Chagall’s dreamlike style. Small houses and coupled figures speckle the right bank of the river. On the other side, a figure with the head of a horse holds a bouquet of flowers and completely fills the left bank of the river, its slender body extending halfway up the image. The tall pointy form of the Eiffel Tower stands before the face of the horse-headed figure, rising high above the horizon line. In the sky, a male and female figure clasp each other as they float over the throng of houses by the bank. Weaved into the landmarks of Paris are figures that turn the scene into a place of fantasy. As Chagall once said, “All our interior world is reality, and that, perhaps, more so than our apparent world.” Marc Chagall’s Les Deux Rives (The Two Banks), 1980 exemplifies Chagall’s affinity for allowing the imagination to enhance the real world.

 

Created in 1980, Marc Chagall’s Les Deux Rives (The Two Banks), 1980 is a color lithograph on Arches paper. This work is hand-signed by Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887 - Saint-Paul, 1985) in the lower right margin. Numbered from edition of 50 in the lower left margin.

 

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Marc Chagall’s Les Deux Rives (The Two Banks), 1980 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 sale of the work).

 

  1. Gauss, Ulrike. Marc Chagall: The Lithographs. The Sorlier collection. Edited by Ulrike Gauss et. al. New York: Distributed Art Publishers., Inc., 1999. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 974.
  2. Mourlot, Fernand. The Lithographs of Chagall, vol. II 1957-1962. Monté Carlo, 1960. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 974.
  3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

 

About the Framing:

Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Marc Chagall’s Les Deux Rives (The Two Banks), 1980 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.