Marc Chagall, Le Bouquet (The Bouquet), 1955

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Artist Marc Chagall
Title Le Bouquet (The Bouquet), 1955
Reference CS 8
Medium Color Lithograph
Edition Numbered from the edition of 300 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, the colors are very bold and vivid.
Gallery Price Sold Questions?
ID # w-4934

In Chagall Le Bouquet (The Bouquet), 1955, a burned red background contrasts strongly with a delicate rose bouquet in the center of the page, giving the impression of a warm sunlit surrounding. Floating to the left of a delicately rendered city scene, a red figure looks down at the bouquet and blue figure in the lower right. The blue figure is at once two people, perhaps the one below is a reflection of reality - they have similar hair and facial features. The bright green of the foliage appears like a painterly wash, with translucent grays and yellows surrounding the vase. The delicate lines used to create the contours of the forms give an almost calligraphic feel to the work. The joyful and dreamlike sensation evoked in this work reflects the artist beliefs in the harmonious coexistence of man and nature.

Created in 1955, this color lithograph is on Arches wove paper and is based off of an original watercolor of the same title. Hand-signed in pencil by Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887 - Saint-Paul, 1985) in the lower right margin, this work was published by Editions Galerie Maeght, Paris and is numbered from the edition of 300 in pencil in the lower left margin.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Marc Chagall The Bouquet (Le Bouquet), 1955 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. Sorlier, Charles, Chagall Lithographs 1974-1979, Vol. 5. New York: Crown Publishers, 1975. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. CS 8 on pg. 197.

2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this piece.

About the Framing:
Framed to archival museum grade conservation standards, Marc Chagall The Bouquet (Le Bouquet), 1955 is framed in a complementary moulding with silk mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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