Marc Chagall, Vision de Jacob (Jacob’s Vision), 1971
|Artist:||Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985)|
|Title:||Vision de Jacob (Jacob’s Vision), 1971|
|Image:||29 15/16 in x 20 13/16 in (76 x 53 cm)|
|Sheet:||38 3/16 in x 25 11/16 in (97 cm x 65 cm)|
|Framed:||49 1/2 in x 39 3/4 in (125.7 cm x 101 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 50 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.|
In the captivating Chagall Vision de Jacob (Jacob's Vision), 1971, Chagall brilliantly captures Jacob’s vision of a ladder that runs from Heaven to Earth, in which he envisions angels use to move in between the two worlds. In the moment depicted here, there is an angel descending the ladder. With the contrasting imagery of Heaven above in the bright and luscious blues and the dark greens on Earth, the brightly colored yellow angels stand out as beacons. With a setting sunset in the background and prominent cross depicting man and angel as one, there is a plethora of symbolism to take in with this magnificent work. The setting sun primarily highlights the two angels, which reach towards one another with their wings prominently displayed. The humans below are not illuminated, and rest in much darker tones. The light on the angels alludes to their heavenly home, versus the earthly home of the humans.
Created in 1971, 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, this work is numbered from the edition of 50.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Marc Chagall Jacob's Vision (Vision de Jacob), 1971 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices accompanying the final sale of the work).
1. Gauss, Ulrike. Marc Chagall: The Lithographs, La Collection Sorlier. Stuttgart: D.A.P., 1960. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 625.
2. Sorlier, Charles. The Lithographs of Chagall Volume IV (1969-1973). Crown Publishers: New York, 1984. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 625.
3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.
About the Framing:
Framed to archival museum grade conservation standards, Marc Chagall Jacob's Vision (Vision de Jacob), 1971 is presented in a complementary moulding with silk-wrapped mats and optical-grade Plexiglas.