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Siren with the Poet, from: Nice and the Côte d’Azur by Marc Chagall

Gilden's Art Gallery (IFPDA)



Edition Size: 150

Sheet Size: 73.3 x 52.7 cm


Condition: Good

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MARC CHAGALL 1887-1985 [Shagal, Mark, Zakharovich, Moses] Vitebsk, Belarus 1887-1985 Saint-Paul-de-Vence, Alpes-Maritimes

Title: Siren with the Poet, from: Nice and the Côte d’Azur | Sirène au Poète, from: Nice Côte d’Azur, 1967

Technique: Hand Signed and Numbered Lithograph in Colours on Arches Wove Paper

Paper size: 73.3 x 52.7 cm. / 28.9 x 20.7 in.

Image size: 61.5 x 45.5 cm. / 24.2 x 17.9 in.

Additional Information: This lithograph is hand signed in pencil by the artist “Marc Chagall” at the lower right margin. It is also hand numbered in pencil with Arabic numerals from the edition of 150, at the lower left margin. A further 75 impressions were numbered in Roman numerals and there were ten artist’s proofs. It was printed by Charles Sorlier and published by Editions Mourlot in 1967. The paper bears the Arches watermark in the right margin and is stamped with the ink stamp of the publisher, verso.

Note: ‘Siren with the Poet’ is one of 12 compositions created to celebrate Nice and the Côte d’Azur. The large-scale lithographs each contain references to the coastline, in particular the easily recognisably Baie-des-Anges (Bay of Angels). It was created in collaboration with Charles Sorlier and is considered to be the finest suite created from this partnership. Walter Erben notes that: ‘The Southern French landscape had astonished Chagall with its wealth of colours and its lyrical atmosphere had captivated him with the beauty of its flowers and foliage.’, this is beautifully embodied in ‘Siren with the Poet’.

Literature: Sorlier, C. (1984). Chagall Lithographs. Vol. V 1974 – 1979. Crown Publishers, Inc.: New York.

Reference: Sorlier 27.

Condition: Good condition. A short tear at the upper left sheet corner. The sheet slightly toned.


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Marc Chagall

Marc Chagall began using printmaking techniques when he was 35 years old. He produced a lot of lithographs, etchings, and woodcuts while residing in Berlin, Germany, during the time. The art dealer Vollard hired Chagall in 1923 to illustrate the Bible, La Fontaine’s Fables, and The Dead Souls by Gogol.

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