Lot 119
  • 119

MARC CHAGALL | Le Paysan au puits

150,000 - 200,000 GBP
187,500 GBP
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  • Marc Chagall
  • 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


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


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


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)