Marc Chagall, Roses et Mimosa (Roses and Mimosa) from Nice and the Côte d’Azur, 1967

Artist: Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985)
Title:Roses et Mimosa (Roses and Mimosa) from Nice & the Côte d’Azur, 1967
Reference:CS 29
Series:Nice and the Côte d’Azur, 1967
Medium:Color Lithograph on Arches Wove Paper
Image:24 in x 17 3/4 in (61 cm x 45 cm)
Sheet:28 3/4 in x 20 3/4 in (73 cm x 52.7 cm)
Framed:33 in x 25 1/2 in (83.8 cm x 64.7 cm)
Edition:Inscribed "epreuve d'artiste" (artist proof) in pencil in roman numerals in the lower left margin; aside from the regular edition of 150.
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-7885
$48,000 $34,000

Historical Description

Marc Chagall lithograph Roses et Mimosa (Roses and Mimosa) captures our eye with alluring hues and a boldly bursting bouquet. In this lithograph Chagall illustrates his adoration for this Paris local in an immensely romantic and stunning work.  Our senses are completely immersed in this piece, with rich textures that give a feeling of depth and refinement to the image.  A large overflowing bouquet of flowers encompasses the majority of this work, with deep rich red roses on the right and bright yellow mimosas on the left.  Full of painterly layers of transparent hues, the sense of viscosity in the colors gives a bright and fresh appearance to the work.  A woman stands on the right in a bright red dress and hat strolling along the coastline, with a deep blue ocean in the distance.  A small boat sits in the distance, surrounded by bright reds and yellows reflected from the large sun sitting above on the left.  In front of the sun, a blue and green fish floats on air, depicting the artist’s use of symbolic imagery in his works.

Created in 1967, this work is one of 12 original color lithographs from the Nice and the Côte d’Azur series.  Printed by Mourlot, Paris, this work was engraved by Charles Sorlier in collaboration with Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887- Saint-Paul, 1985); an ink stamp on the verso in black in the lower right reads: ‘MARC CHAGALL | ROSES ET MIMOSAS | gouache sur papier | reproduite en lithographie | Ch. Sorlier, graveur_Mourlot, imp.’  Inscribed "epreuve d'artiste" (artist proof) in pencil in roman numerals in the lower left margin; aside from the regular edition of 150. Printed on Arches wove watermarked paper.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Marc Chagall lithograph Roses and Mimosa (Roses et Mimosa), 1967 from Nice & the Côte d’Azur 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 1974-1979, Vol V, 1984, listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no CS 29.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:
Marc Chagall lithograph Roses and Mimosa (Roses et Mimosa), 1967 from Nice & the Côte d’Azur is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complimentary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.