Description & Technical information

This was a preliminary work for pl. 85, for the 1960 Verve Bible publication.

Date:  Executed in 1958-59
Period:  20th century
Origin:  Russia, France
Medium: Indian ink on paper
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: 35.6 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
Literature: Bundeskanzleramt Bonn (Federal Chancellery), Marc Chagall, Die Bibel: Gouachen, Aquarelle, Pastelle und Zeichnungen, no. 100, p. 127 (illustrated), 15th November 1989 – 12th January 1990; later travelled to Landesmuseum Mainz (State Museum),  4th February – 22nd April 1990.

Exhibitions: Bundeskanzleramt Bonn (Federal Chancellery), Marc Chagall, Die Bibel: Gouachen, Aquarelle, Pastelle und Zeichungen, no. 100, p. 127 (illustrated), 15th November 1989 – 12th January 1990; later travelled to Landesmuseum Mainz (State Museum),  4th February – 22nd April 1990.
Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints