Description & Technical information

This was a preliminary work for pl. 3 for the 1960 Verve Bible publication.

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

Date:  Executed in 1958-59
Period:  20th century
Medium: Pencil, Ink wash, On Japanese paper
Signature: Signed with Estate stamp lower left, Marc Chagall
Dimensions: 51.8 x 33.5 cm (20³/₈ x 13³/₁₆ 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, 15th November 1989 – 12th January 1990, no. 19 p. 44 (illustrated); 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. 36-37 (illustrated)
Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints