- 款識：畫家簽名Marc Chagall並紀年1955-6（右下）
- 62.6 x 46.5公分
- 24 5/8 x 18 1/4英寸
Private Collection, Switzerland (acquired in the 1950s)
Thence by descent to the present owners
In the present work, the window backdrop sets the stage for a nocturnal scene in which the lovers’ faces glow even brighter than the moon. Franz Meyer writes about the figures in Chagall’s window compositions: 'As in many older landscapes and especially window pictures, these figures serve not only as a spatial repoussoir but also as a contrast to "mere" nature, providing Chagall with the field of psychic tension that creates the actual, total sympathy embodied in the picture […]. The bodies of the lovers […] respond to the mystery of growth and blossoming that spans heaven and earth' (F. Meyer, Marc Chagall, London, 1964, p. 552). In the present work, the crescent moon and the bouquet of flowers, which symbolise heaven and earth, balance the composition from opposite corners. The sublime energy of the work converges on the embrace, a representation of eternal love conjured in Chagall’s unique artistic vision.