Marc Chagall, Maternité (Maternity), 1954

Artist: Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985)
Title:Maternité (Maternity), 1954
Reference:CS 7
Medium:Color Lithograph
Image Size:20 7/16 in x 26 1/2 in (52 cm x 67.5 cm)
Sheet Size:23 1/8 in x 31 in (58.8 cm x 78.8 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 200 in pencil in the lower left margin. Published by Galerie Maeght, Paris.
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 wonderful condition with extraordinary bright and fresh colors.
ID #w-8343
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Historical Description

The color, composition and execution of Marc Chagall Maternité (Maternity), 1954 brings joy, peace, and nostalgia to the viewer.  Bright warm colors in yellows, oranges, pinks, and purples with delicate painterly technique characterize this intimate loving scene between mother and young child.  A deeply personal and soulful work, Chagall captures a cherished moment between a mother and child, as the inquisitive toddler wiggles in his mother’s arms. The mother patiently and observantly looks downward at her child. Similar to traditional nativity scenes, Chagall has made the scene take place outdoors and with animals present. Mother and child sit adjacent to an uncommonly pink house and whimsical purple and green tree. A resting donkey and dove look on at the loving pair as an unknown male figure sits near the house entrance. Chagall’s intentional color play is characteristic of his interest in expressing emotion and feeling through the color medium.

Created in 1954, this color lithograph is hand signed by Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887- Saint-Paul, 1985) in pencil in the lower right margin. Printed on Arches wove paper by Charles Sorlier under the direction of Chagall. This work is numbered from the edition of 300 in pencil in the lower left margin; published by Galerie Maeght, Paris and printed by Charles Sorlier under the direction of Marc Chagall.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Marc Chagall Maternity (Maternité), 1954 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. Sorlier, Charles. Chagall Lithographs, Vol. V. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné CS 7 on pg. 196.
  2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:
Marc Chagall Maternity (Maternité), 1954  is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complementary moulding and optical grade Plexiglas.

Subject Matter: Romantic Classic $16-50k Maternity