Marc Chagall, La Sainte Famille (The Holy Family), 1970
|Artist:||Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985)|
|Title:||La Sainte Famille (The Holy Family), 1970|
|Medium:||Color Lithograph on Arches Paper|
|Image:||26 in x 19 11/16 in (66 cm x 50 cm)|
|Sheet:||29 3/4 in x 23 1/4 in (75.6 x 59.1 cm)|
|Framed:||44 3/4 in x 37 3/8 in (113.7 cm x 94.9 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 50 in pencil in the lower left margin.|
|Signature:||This work is hand signed by Marc Chagall (1887-1985) in pencil in the lower right margin.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
The incredibly dazzling Marc Chagall The Holy Family (La Sainte Famille), 1970 is perhaps one of Chagall’s finest works of this period. What sets this work apart is its striking color and magnificence the central tree gives to the entire composition. It dominates the artwork with a red-orange brilliance in a form unmistakably attributed to Chagall’s creativity and innovation. The holy family is depicted here, being sheltered beneath the monumental tree, protected by angels who hover above them throughout their journey. It is an artwork unlike any other, evoking a peaceful and whimsical charm with its bright color and spiritual subject matter. The reds and oranges mix beautifully with subtle tones of pinks, yellows, and blues, affording the work an essence of depth, richness, and profound sensibilities only found within the stroke of Chagall’s hand.
Created in 1970, this lithograph is numbered from the edition of 50 in pencil in the lower left margin and hand signed by Marc Chagall (1887 – 1985) in pencil in the lower right margin. It has been printed on Vélin d’Arches paper will full margins featuring an inscription and signature by Charles Sorlier on the verso.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Marc Chagall The Holy Family (La Sainte Famille), 1970 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. New York: Distributed Art Publishers, Inc., 1999. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 622.
2. Mourlot, Fernand and Charles Sorlier. The Lithographs of Chagall Vol. IV, 1969 – 1973. Translated from the French by Howard Brabyn. New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1974. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 622.
3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Marc Chagall The Holy Family (La Sainte Famille), 1970 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.