Marc Chagall, L'oiseau bleu (The Blue Bird), 1968
|Artist:||Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985)|
|Title:||L'oiseau bleu (The Blue Bird), 1968|
|Medium:||Color Lithograph on Arches wove paper|
|Image:||21 13/16 in x 16 15/16 in (55.5 cm x 43 cm)|
|Sheet:||27 7/8 x 20 3/8 (71 cm x 52 cm)|
|Framed:||37 in x 31 1/8 in (94 cm x 79.1 cm)|
|Edition:||An artist proof inscribed and numbered “épreuve d’artist XXIII/L” in pencil in the lower left margin, aside from the numbered edition of 200.|
|Signature:||This work is hand-signed by Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887 - Saint-Paul, 1985) in pencil in the lower right margin.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
Marc Chagall L’oiseau bleu (The Blue Bird), 1968 exemplifies the dreamlike compositions and imagery often found in Chagall's oeuvre. Below, a small town slumbers, welcoming the night as the last of the warm yellow sun disappears below the horizon. To the right of the bird an elegant figure appears with lush green skin and beautiful flowers and vines growing from her head like hair. This verdant woman, perhaps representing the earth, looks down on the sleeping town like a night-watchman. The romantic scene is typical of Chagall, as well as the rich colors used to portray the scene.
Created in 1968, this color lithograph on arches wove paper engraved by Charles Sorlier under the direction of Marc Chagall is based on a gouache Chagall created in 1954. Hand signed by Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887 - Saint-Paul, 1985) in pencil in the lower right margin, this work is an artist proof inscribed and numbered “épreuve d’artist XIIIXI/L” in pencil in the lower left margin, aside from the numbered edition of 200. Printed by Mourlot, Paris, this work is published by Maeght Editeur for the Biennial Editions of Menton. Sorlier's name appears in the plate on the lower right of the image, and Chagall's name and date of the original work appear in the lower left.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Marc Chagall The Blue Bird (L’oiseau bleu), 1968 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. Sorlier, C. Chagall Lithographs, vol. V 1974 – 1979, Crown Publishers: New York, 1984. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. CS 41.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Marc Chagall The Blue Bird (L’oiseau bleu), 1968 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.