Lot 393
  • 393

MARC CHAGALL | Scène au village

Estimate
180,000 - 250,000 GBP
bidding is closed

Description

  • Marc Chagall
  • Scène au village
  • stamped Marc Chagall (lower centre)
  • tempera and pencil on board
  • 60 by 50cm., 23 5/8 by 19 5/8 in.
  • Executed in 1982-83.

Provenance

Acquired by the present owner in 2005

Exhibited

Osaka, Takashimaya Art Gallery (& travelling in Japan), Marc Chagall, 2012, no. 7, illustrated in colour in the catalogue

Condition

Executed on board which is sound. Examination under UV light appears to show no signs of retouching. There is some minor frame abrasion to the lower right and left corners with minor associated pigment loss. otherwise this work is in very good condition.  
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Catalogue Note

"When he was younger, Chagall disliked being told that his art was literary or even poetic, because he wanted to suppress narration in his work in favor of the means of expression... throughout his paintings Chagall introduces human beings, who may be arranged in an illogical manner, but who are constant reminders that art is above all a celebration of the humanity of mankind" (Susan Compton quoted in Chagall (exhibition catalogue), Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1985, p. 242).

The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by the Comité Chagall.