MARC CHAGALL 1887-1985
[Shagal, Mark, Zakharovich, Moses]
Vitebsk, Belarus 1887-1985 Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France

Title: Motherhood | Maternité, 1954

Technique: Hand Signed and Hand Numbered Lithograph on Arches Wove Paper

Paper size: 59 x 79 cm. / 23.22 x 31.1 in.
Image size: 52.1 x 67.3 cm. / 20.5 x 26.5 in.

Additional Information: This lithograph is hand signed in pencil by the artist “Marc Chagall” at the lower right margin. It is also signed on the plate by the artist “Chagall” at the lower right margin.
It is also hand numbered in pencil from the edition of 300, at the lower left margin.
The paper bears the blindstamp “Gravé par Mourlot” on the lower left corner.
It was printed by Charles Sorlier in a limited edition of 300 impressions and published by Galerie Maeght in Paris in 1954.
The lithograph is based in an earlier painting (Family in Front of the House, “Die Familie vor dem Haus”, dated 1937/39, cf. Meyer 658).
The paper bears the Arches watermark

A very sweet and modern representation of a classical motif, which Chagall reinvented using his bright palette of colours.

Literature: Mourlot, F., & Sorlier, C., (1974). Chagall: The Lithographs IV: 1969-1973 (Catalogue Raisonné). D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.
Reference: Sorlier CS 7.

Condition: Very good condition. Remnants of hinging adhesive, verso.