MARC CHAGALL 1887-1985

[Shagal, Mark, Zakharovich, Moses]

Vitebsk, Belarus 1887-1985 Saint-Paul-de-Vence, Alpes-Maritimes

Title: The Artist (self-portrait), with Bouquet of Flowers, 1975

Technique: Original Signed and Dedicated Drawing in Crayon with Pen and Ink on Paper and Original Colour Lithograph on Paper.

Size: 27.8 x 28.4 cm. / 10.9 x 11.2 in.

Additional Information: This colourful unique drawing on the inside title-page of the book “Chagall par Andre Piery de Mandiargues”. It is hand signed, dedicated and dated in black ink at the lower margin. This book about Marc Chagall, contains an original colour lithograph “The Green River” stretching over a double page at the beginning of the book. Chagall dedicated the drawing to his friends living in St Paul de Vence: “Pour les amis Ingride et Alfred 1975”. The Neumans were neighbours of Marc Chagall in Saint Paul de Vence, and over a 25 year period they became close friends with the artist. It was during this long friendship that Chagall personally inscribed and illustrated this book.

Provenance: Collection Neuman, St Paul de Vence; Bequeathed by Neuman to the Leo Baeck College.

Literature: Chagall par Andre de Mandiargues; edited by Maeght, Paris; 1974, published in 1975. Mourlot, F., & Sorlier, C., (1984). Chagall: The Lithographs V: 1974-1979(Catalogue Raisonné). D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.

Reference: Mourlot 728.

Condition: Very good condition. Light surface dirt and slightly worn edges of the book.