Description & Technical information

This was a preliminary work for the 1956 Verve Bible publication.

Date:  Executed in 1955-56
Period:  20th century
Origin:  Russia, France
Medium: Pencil on paper, Indian ink
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: 38.1 x 28.1 cm (15 x 11 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. 66, p. 92 (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. 74-75 (illustrated)

Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints