MARC CHAGALL 1887-1985
[Shagal, Mark, Zakharovich, Moses]
Vitebsk, Belarus 1887 – 1985 Saint-Paul-de-Vence, Alpes-Maritimes (Russian/French)
Title: Siren and Fish, from: Nice and the Côte d’Azur | Sirène et Poisson, 1964
Technique: Hand Signed and Numbered Lithograph in Colours on Arches Wove Paper
Paper size: 74 x 52.5 cm. / 29.1 x 20.7 in.
Image size: 61.5 x 46.2 cm. / 24.2 x 18.2 in.
Additional Information: This lithograph is hand signed in pencil by the artist “Marc Chagall” at the lower right margin.
It is also hand numbered in pencil from the edition of 150, at the lower left margin.
This work was printed in 1964 by Charles Sorlier after the Chagall’s Gouache of 1960 in a limited edition of 150 hand signed and numbered impressions.
It was published by Mourlot, Paris as part of Chagall’s celebrated series “Nice and the Côte d’Azur” that included 12 beautiful lithographs by Sorlier after Chagall.
The details of the artist and printer are inscribed in the plate at the lower part of the image and the edition details are stamped in black ink, verso. The stamp states “Marc Chagall – Sirène et Poisson – gouache sur papier – reproduite en lithographie – Ch. Sorlier graveur – Mourlot, Imp.”
The paper bears the Arches watermark in the right margin.
Provenance: Kunsthaus Lempertz, Cologne, 3rd June 1992, lot 76
Private collection, Germany
Literature: Mourlot, F., & Sorlier, C. (1998). Chagall: The Lithographs V (Catalogue Raisonné). D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.
Reference: CS. 28
Condition: Excellent condition.