MARC CHAGALL 1887 – 1985

[Shagal, Mark, Zakharovich, Moses]

Vitebsk, Belarus 1887 – 1985 Saint-Paul-de-Vence (Russian/French)

Title: The Automobilist, from: My Life | Der Automobilist: Mein Leben, 1922

Technique: Original Hand Signed and Numbered Etching with Drypoint on Laid Paper

Paper size: 35.2 x 27.1 cm. / 13.9 x 10.7 in.

Image size: 20.5 x 17.8 cm. / 8 x 7 in.

Additional Information: This original etching with drypoint 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 110, at the lower left margin. There were 84 impressions on laid paper and a further 26 impressions on Japan paper. It was published by Paul Cassirer, Berlin in 1923.

Note: The work was part of Chagall’s important and renowned series “Mein Leben” (My Life), which included different etchings, all relating to significant events in his life. It was intended to illustrate his first autobiography.

Literature: Kornfeld, E.W. (1971). Marc Chagall – Catalogue Raisonné de l’ouevre gravé. Vol I 1922-1966. Bern: Kornfeld & Klipstein.

Reference: Kornfeld 26

Condition: Very good condition. The sheet is lightly toned. Minor, pinpoint foxing scattered across the sheet.