after Marc Chagall - Maternite


Lithograph, 1954, on Velin Arches ,watermarked paper with full margins, signed by the artist in pencil lower right margin , and dedicated “Pour C Wiedrich en bon souvenir. 1957., Vence”

Size: Paper size: 59.5 x 78.5 cms ; Image size: 51.5 x 67 cms


 Sorlier, Charles. Chagall Lithographs, Vol. V 1974-1979. New York: Crown Publishers, Inc. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no.CS 7 on page 196

Edition: Artists proof.There was a signed and numbered edition of 300

Notes: This work was executed by Charles Sorlier, under the direction of the artist. Sorlier was the Masterprinter at Mourlot Freres assigned to work with Chagall. Bright warm colours in yellows, oranges, pinks, and purples with delicate painterly technique characterise this intimate loving scene between mother and young child. A deeply personal and soulful work, Chagall captures a cherished moment between a mother and child, as the inquisitive toddler wiggles in his mother’s arms. Similar to traditional nativity scenes, Chagall has made the scene take place outdoors and with animals present. Mother and child sit adjacent to an uncommonly pink house and whimsical purple and green tree. A resting donkey and dove look on at the loving pair as an unknown male figure sits near the house entrance. Chagall’s intentional colour play is characteristic of his interest in expressing emotion and feeling through the colour medium.

We have been unable to find any further information on the relationship between the artist and the dedicee.

This was made after the painting "Die Familie vor dem Haus" dated 1937/39 (cf. Meyer 658)

Condition: A splendid proof with very bright colours in excellent condition

Category Marc Chagall