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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, EUROPE

Marc Chagall
LE PAYSAN AU PUITS
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119

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, EUROPE

Marc Chagall
LE PAYSAN AU PUITS
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Details & Cataloguing

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Marc Chagall
1887 - 1985
LE PAYSAN AU PUITS
signed Chagall on the foot of the vase; signed Marc Chagall and dated 1952-3 on the underside
painted and glazed ceramic
height: 34cm., 13 3/8 in.
Executed in 1952. This work is unique.
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The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by the Comité Chagall.

Provenance

Galerie Michael Blaszczyk, Bad Homburg
Acquired from the above by the present owner circa 2005

Exhibited

Basel, Kunsthalle, Marc Chagall, Werke aus den letzten 25 Jahren, 1956, no. 123, illustrated in the catalogue
Bern, Kunsthalle Bern, Marc Chagall, 1950-1956, 1956, no. 103, illustrated in the catalogue
Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum & Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Marc Chagall, Werk van latere jaren/l’œuvre des dernières années, 1956-57, no. 236

Literature

Sylvie Forestier & Meret Meyer, Les Céramiques de Chagall, Paris, 1990, no. 114, illustrated pl. 187

Catalogue Note

'[My ceramics are] the result of my life in the south of France, where one feels so strongly the significance of this craft. The very earth on which I walk is so luminous. It looks at me tenderly, as if it were calling me [...] I have wanted to use this earth like the old artisans, and to avoid accidental decoration by staying within the limits of ceramics, breathing into it the echo of an art which is near, and at the same time distant.'
Marc Chagall
(quoted in Sylvie Forestier & Meret Meyer, op. cit., p. 27)

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