Description & Technical information

This was a preliminary work for pl. 12, for the 1960 Verve Bible publication.

Date:  Executed in 1958-59
Period:  20th century
Origin:  France, Russia
Medium: Ink wash, Brown ink, Pastel on paper
Signature: Signed with Estate stamp lower right, 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: 39.6 x 29 cm (15⁵/₈ x 11³/₈ inches)
Provenance: Collection of David McNeil, the artist’s son
Private Collection, Switzerland, acquired from the above in 1986
Exhibitions: Bundeskanzleramt Bonn (Federal Chancellery), Marc Chagall, Die Bibel: Gouachen, Aquarelle, Pastelle und Zeichungen, no. 28, p. 54 (illustrated in colour), 15th November 1989 – 12th January 1990; later travelled to Landesmuseum Mainz (State Museum), 4th February – 22nd April 1990.
Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints