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MARC CHAGALL 1887-1985 [Shagal, Mark, Zakharovich, Moses] Vitebsk, Belarus 1887-1985 Saint-Paul-de-Vence, Alpes-Maritimes
Title: Sunset, from: Nice and the Côte d’Azur | Soleil couchant, from: Nice Côte d’Azur, 1967
Technique: Hand Signed and Numbered Lithograph in Colours on Arches Wove Paper
Paper size: 73 x 52 cm. / 28.7 x 20.5 in.
Image size: 60 x 46 cm. / 23.6 x 18.1 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 Roman numerals from the edition of 75, at the lower left margin. A further 150 impressions were numbered in Arabic 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: ‘Sunset’ 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 ‘Sunset’. Literature: Sorlier, C. (1984). Chagall Lithographs. Vol. V 1974 – 1979. Crown Publishers, Inc.: New York.
Reference: Sorlier 26.
Condition: Good condition. Time-staining around the image. Pinpoint foxing in the lower margin.