Description & Technical information

This was a preliminary work for the 1956 Verve Bible publication.

Date:  Executed 1955-56
Period:  20th century
Origin:  Russia, France
Medium: Gouache, Indian ink, Pencil on paper
Signature: Signed with Estate stamp lower centre left, 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: 35.9 x 25.7 cm (14¹/₈ x 10¹/₈ inches)
Provenance: Collection of David McNeil, the artist’s son
Private collection, Switzerland, acquired from the above, 1986
Literature: P. Von Zaberon, Marc Chagall, Die Bibel: Gouachen, Aquarelle, Pastelle and Zeichunggen, 1989 no. 65 p. 91 (illustrated in colour)
Exhibitions: Bundeskanzleramt Bonn (Federal Chancellery), Marc Chagall, Die Bibel: Gouachen, Aquarelle, Pastelle und Zeichnungen, no. 65, p. 91 (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. 46-47 (illustrated)

Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints