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Marc Chagall, Vers l’Autre Clarte (Towards Another Light), 1985

Artist: Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985)
Title:Vers l’Autre Clarte (Towards Another Light), 1985
Reference:M1050
Medium:Color lithograph on Rives paper
Image:17 1/4 in x 13 1/4 in (43.8 cm x 33.7 cm)
Sheet:24 3/4 in x 18 7/8 in (62.9 cm x 47.9 cm)
Framed:approx. 36 3/4 in x 30 7/8 in (93.3 cm x 78.4 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 500 in pencil in the lower left; another edition of 1000 was printed on Arches wove paper
Signature:This work is stamped with the of signature of Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887- Saint-Paul, 1985) in the lower right, and the dry mark Lithographie originale Atelier Marc Chagall in the lower left
Condition:This work is in excellent condition
ID #W-5937

Historical Description

Marc Chagall Vers l’Autre Clarte (Towards Another Light), 1985 is the last color lithograph that Chagall completed before his death. The work is shrouded in a delicate and vibrant blue, permeating all of the figures. Alterations in the shade allow for certain areas of the work to be highlighted. A winged artist sits at his easel, painting two lovers with a bouquet of flowers. Are we to suppose that this painter is Chagall himself? The subject matter certainly seems Chagall-esque. Floating above the painter and lightly touching his head is another winged person, perhaps it is a muse bestowing the painterly power onto the artist as he contemplates his canvas. There is romanticism in the air, as the painting explores the influence of muses in the artist process.

Created in 1985, this color lithograph on Rives paper is stamped with the signature of of Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887- Saint-Paul, 1985) in the lower right, and the dry mark Lithographie originale Atelier Marc Chagall in the lower left; numbered from the edition 500 set aside for the benefactors of the Society of Friends of the Musée Message Biblique Marc Chagall in Nice; there was another edition numbered from 1000 on Arches wove paper. This original Chagall lithograph was completed during Chagall's lifetime, however, the edition was stamp signed posthumously as documented by Charles Sorlier.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Marc Chagall Towards Another Light (Vers l’Autre Clarte), 1985 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. Marc Chagall: The Lithographs. New York: Distributed Art Publishers, 1960. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 1050 on pg. 382.

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. 1050.

3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:

Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Marc Chagall Towards Another Light (Vers l’Autre Clarte), 1985 presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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