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Marc Chagall

Hommage au passé (La Ville)

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Estimate:

1,500,000 to - 2,000,000 USD

Property of a Distinguished American Collector

Marc Chagall

Marc Chagall

Hommage au passé (La Ville)

Hommage au passé (La Ville)

Estimate:

1,500,000 to - 2,000,000 USD

Lot sold:

1,956,000

USD

Authenticity guarantee

What is guaranteed?

Property of a Distinguished American Collector

Marc Chagall

1887 - 1985

Hommage au passé (La Ville)


signed Marc Chagall and dated 944 (lower right)

oil on canvas

28 by 29⅞ in.

71 by 75.8 cm.

Executed in 1944. 


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

This work is in good condition. The canvas is lined. Fine networks of stable hairline cracquelure and some areas of paint shrinkage throughout. A very faint horizontal stretcher bar mark. The colors present well. Under UV light: some original pigments fluoresce. A few minor spots of retouching at the edges of the canvas, but an opaque layer of varnish hinders further examination. 


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York (acquired by 1948)
Dr. J.J. Mayers, New York
Van Diemen-Lilienfeld Galleries, New York
Feigl Gallery, New York
Frederick & Helen Serger, New York (acquired by 1954)
Mr. & Mrs. Ludwig Neugass, New York (acquired by 1956 and until at least 1965)
Doyle's New York, 17 May 1984, lot 88
Private Collection, Australia (acquired by 1986)
Christie's London, 7 February 2012, lot 43
Private Collection, United States (acquired from the above)
Christie's London, 27 February 2018, lot 25 (consigned by the above)
Private Collection (acquired from the above)
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Raïssa Maritain, Chagall ou l'orage enchanté, Geneva & Paris, 1948, p. 154, first state illustrated 
Franz Meyer, Marc Chagall: Life and Work, New York, 1964, no. 736, pp. 452 & 758, n.p., illustrated (titled La Ville)
Jean Cassou, Chagall, London, 1965, no. 115, p. 280, illustrated (titled Homage to the Past)
Jacob Baal-Teshuva, ed., Chagall. A Retrospective, New York, 1995, pl. 52, illustrated in color (titled Tribute to the Past)
Jacob Baal-Teshuva, Marc Chagall, 1887-1985, Cologne, 2008, p. 169, illustrated 
New York, Perls Galleries, Marc Chagall, 1956, no. 15
Tokyo, Museum of Western Art & Kyoto, Municipal Museum of Kyoto, Marc Chagall, 1963, no. 69, illustrated