Description & Technical information

This was a preliminary work for pl. 20, for the 1960 Verve Bible publication.

Date:  Executed in 1958-59
Period:  20th century
Origin:  Franec
Medium: Conté crayon on paper
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: 31.4 x 24.3 cm (12³/₈ x 9⁵/₈ 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, Pastelleu und Zeichnungen, no. 35, p. 61 (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. 54-55 (illustrated)
Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints