This original lithograph in colour is hand-signed in pencil by the artist “Marc Chagall” at the lower right margin.
It is also numbered in pencil from the edition of 40, at the lower left margin.
The work is the eighth composition (of twelve) which Chagall prepared for inclusion in the second volume (Tome II) of the catalogue raisonné of lithographs.
This work was printed in 1963 in a limited edition of 40 signed and numbered impressions by Mourlot, Paris. It was published by André Sauret Éditeur, Paris. These forty impressions were reserved for the artist.
The paper bears a partial Arches watermark in the lower right corner.
Mourlot, F., & Sorlier, C., (1969). Chagall: The Lithographs III: 1962-1968 (Catalogue Raisonné).
D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.
Reference: Mourlot 398
Condition: Very good. Two pinholes in the upper corners. A skillfully repaired 5 mm tear at the right sheet edge.
Born in Belarus in 1887, Marc Chagall is one of the most famous France-based artist of the 20th century. Chagall displayed versatility throughout his whole career, exploring a broad range of techniques, materials and styles, from surrealism to cubism, resulting in delicate artworks composed of the artist's own symbolic and inspired by his life.