Description & Technical information

This was a preliminary work for pl. 47, for the 1960 Verve Bible publication.

Date:  Executed in 1958-59
Period:  20th century
Origin:  France
Medium: Pastel, Gouache on paper, Black pencil
Signature: Signed with Estate stamp lower left, Marc Chagall.
This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by Jean-Louis Prat on behalf of the Comité Chagall, dated 21st November 2013.

Dimensions: 35.2 x 26.6 cm (13⁷/₈ x 10¹/₂ inches)
Provenance: Collection of David McNeil, the artist’s son
Private collection, Switzerland, acquired from the above in 1986
Literature: Bundeskanzleramt Bonn (Federal Chancellery), Marc Chagall, Die Bibel: Gouachen, Aquarelle, Pastelle und Zeichnungen, no. 60, p. 86 (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. 66-67 (illustrated)
Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints