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Marc Chagall, Nuit d'Été (Summer’s Night), 1973

Artist: Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985)
Title:Nuit d'Été (Summer’s Night), 1973
Medium:Color lithograph on Arches wove paper
Image:21 7/8 in x 14 3/4 in (55.5 cm x 37.5 cm)
Sheet:29 15/16 in x 19 11/16 in (68.5 cm x 50 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 work is in excellent condition.
ID #W-7559
Price on Request

Historical Description

Marc Chagall Nuit d'Été (Summer’s Night), 1973 transports the viewer into a whimsical scene rendered in vibrant lithographic line. The artist creates the illusion of the night by creating a deep black background. He adorns the field of black with illustrations of three figures in vivid color. The first of these figures, a man with a donkey’s head, stands in the lower center of the composition rendered in bright white. He holds a bouquet which he offers to a woman in pink in the upper right. A large orange dove hovers in the upper left corner overlooking the scene before it. This scene may be identified as one from Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night Dream, with the character known as Bottom in the forefront.

Created in 1973, this color lithograph on Arches wove paper is hand-signed by Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887 - Saint-Paul, 1985) in pencil in the lower right margin and numbered from the edition of 50 in pencil in the lower left margin.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Marc Chagall Nuit d'Été (Summer’s Night), 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, ed., Marc Chagall: The Lithographs, La Collection Sorlier. New York: Distributed Art Publishers, 1998. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 696 on pg. 313.
2. Mourlot, Fernand & Sorlier, C.,The Lithographs of Chagall, Vol. VI 1980 – 1985. New York: Crown Publishers, Inc,1986. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 696 on pg. 160.
3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Marc Chagall Nuit d'Été (Summer’s Night), 1973 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

 

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