Marc Chagall, Le Bouquet Bleu, 1974
|Artist:||Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985)|
|Title:||Le Bouquet Bleu (The Blue Bouquet), 1974|
|Medium:||Original Color Lithograph|
|Image:||25 3/16 in x 18 13/16 in (64 cm x 48 cm)|
|Sheet:||29 15/16 in x 22 7/16 in (76 cm x 57 cm)|
|Framed:||47 3/4 in x 40 1/4 in (121.3 cm x 102.2 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 50 in pencil in the lower left margin.|
|Signature:||This work is hand-signed by Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887 - Saint-Paul, 1985) in pencil in the lower right margin.|
|Condition:||This piece is in excellent condition, with bold, vibrant coloring.|
In Marc Chagall's The Blue Bouquet (Le Bouquet Bleu) 1974, a large, luscious violet-blue bouquet sits upon a table, dominating the right half of the composition. Chagall does not focus on the shapes of the flowers but rather their coloring, using soft, swirling strokes of blue to suggest the grouping of beautiful flowers. To the lower right, the viewer witnesses the busts of a loving red-headed couple. The male's face, conveyed in profile, rests above the female's, conveyed in a frontal view. He appears as if behind her, enveloping her in a loving embrace. The left half of the composition consists of a large, airy window from which the viewer can just make out green foliage outside. The natural green and yellow hues provide a nice complement to the bold blue of the indoor bouquet.
Created in 1974, this lithograph is hand signed by Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887 - Saint-Paul, 1985) in pencil in the lower right margin. It is numbered 25/50 (from the edition of 50) in pencil in the lower left margin.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Marc Chagall The Blue Bouquet (Le Bouquet Bleu) 1974 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. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 710 on pg. 315-316.
2. Sorlier, Charles. Chagall Lithographs, vol. V 1974-1979. New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1986. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 710 on pg. 22.
3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.
About the Framing:
Framed to archival museum grade conservation standards, Marc Chagall The Blue Bouquet (Le Bouquet Bleu), 1974 is framed in a complementary moulding with silk mats and optical grade Plexiglas.