Description & Technical information

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

Date:  Executed in 1955-56
Period:  20th century
Origin:  Russia, France
Medium: Gouache on paper
Signature: Signed with Estate stamp lower left, Marc Chagall.
This work is accompanied by a photo-certificate of authenticity from Jean-Louis Prat, on behalf of the Comité Chagall, dated 21st November 2013.

Dimensions: 39.8 x 59.5 cm (15⁵/₈ x 23³/₈ inches)
Provenance: Collection of David McNeil, the artist’s son
Private collection, Switzerland, acquired from the above, 1986
Exhibitions: Bundeskanzleramt Bonn (Federal Chancellery), Marc Chagall, Die Bibel: Gouachen, Aquarelle, Pastelle und Zeichnungen, 15th November 1989 – 12th January 1990, later travelled to Landesmuseum Mainz (State Museum), 4th February – 22nd April 1990, no. 5, p. 30 (illustrated)
London, Stern Pissarro Gallery, Marc Chagall: Master of Colour, June – July 2016, pp. 60-61 (illustrated)

Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints