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Marc Chagall, Les Fleurs Rouges (Red Flowers), 1973

Artist: Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985)
Title:Les Fleurs Rouges (Red Flowers), 1973
Reference:Mourlot 705
Medium:Color lithograph on Arches paper
Sheet:29 15/16 in x 21 7/8 in (76 cm x 55.5 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-7111

Historical Description

Marc Chagall’s Les Fleurs Rouges (Red Flowers), 1973 exemplifies one of Chagall’s numerous depictions of a blooming floral bouquet. Pops of crimson intermingled with dark green fill the upper middle area of the composition, as the green tapers down into a vertical rectangle that evokes the outline of a vase. A male figure and female figure rise from the lower right corner of the image, the former reaching an arm over the chest of the latter. Just above the embracing couple is the outline of a bird, an iconic motif in Chagall’s pictorial imagery. To the left, the cropped corner of a window expands the sense of space and depth in the composition. The layering and varied weight of the lines, particularly in the bouquet and the window, add textural complexity and movement to an otherwise static subject. Marc Chagall’s Les Fleurs Rouges (Red Flowers), 1973 compliments and deepens the simple pleasure of a beautiful bouquet through the romantic passion of a couple’s embrace.

 

Created in 1973, Marc Chagall’s Les Fleurs Rouges (Red Flowers), 1973 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 Fleurs Rouges (Red Flowers), 1973 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. 705.
  2. Mourlot, Fernand. The Lithographs of Chagall, vol. II 1957-1962. Monté Carlo, 1960. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 705.
  3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

 

About the Framing:

Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Marc Chagall’s Les Fleurs Rouges (Red Flowers), 1973 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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