Description & Technical information

This was a preliminary work for the 1960 Verve Bible publication.

Date:  Executed in 1959-60
Period:  20th century
Origin:  Russia, France
Medium: Pastel on paper, Ink wash
Signature: Signed with Estate stamp lower right, Marc Chagall

This work is accompanied by a photo-certificate of authenticity from Jean-Louis Prat, on behalf of the Comité Chagall, dated 21st November 2013.

Dimensions: 39.8 x 29.9 cm (15⁵/₈ x 11³/₄ inches)
Provenance: Collection of David McNeil, the artist’s son
Private collection, Switzerland, acquired from the above in 1986
Exhibitions: Bundeskanzleramt Bonn (Federal Chancellery), P. Von Zaberon, Marc Chagall, Die Bibel: Gouachen, Aquarelle, Pastelle und Zeichnungen, no. 10, p. 35 (illustrated),15th November 1989 – 12th January 1990; later travelled to Landesmuseum Mainz (State Museum), 4th February – 22nd April 1990
London, Stern Pissarro Gallery, Marc Chagall: Master of Colour, June – July 2016, pp. 64-65 (illustrated)
Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints