Description & Technical information

This was a preliminary work for pl. 74 of the 1960 Verve Bible publication.

Date:  Executed in 1958-59
Period:  20th century
Origin:  France
Medium: Pastel, Ink wash, Indian ink, Pencil 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 21 November 2013.

Dimensions: 35.7 x 26.9 cm (14 x 10⁵/₈ 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, Pastelle und Zeichnungen, no. 93, p.120 (illustrated in colour), 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. 28-29 (illustrated)
Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints