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1887 - 1985
signed Marc Chagall and dated 1955 (lower right); signed Chagall (upper right); inscribed (on the verso)
colored crayon, brush and ink and ink wash on paper
25⅝ by 19½ in.
65.2 by 49.5 cm.
Executed in 1955.
The authenticity of this work has kindly been confirmed by the Comité Chagall.
This work is in very good condition. Executed on cream wove paper. Hinged at all four corners to a paper window mat. Very faint mat burn to the upper edge, upper corners and along the left edge. One dot of foxing to the lower right corner. One accretion to the lower edge center. Light studio staining throughout, not considered a condition issue. Light undulation along the sheet's top edge. Inscribed j'ai certifie que ce dessin est de moi: Marc Chagall 1960 Paris by the artist.
Framed: 39¼ by 33¼ in. (99.7 by 84.5 cm.)
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