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after Marc Chagall - Maternite


Lithograph, 1954, on Velin Arches watermarked paper with full margins, signed by the artist in pencil lower right margin

Size: Image Size: 26 13/16 in x 20 15/16 in (68.1 cm x 53.1 cm) Sheet Size: 30 7/9 x 23 5/8 (78.4 cm x 60 cm) - Framed size 90 x 76 cms

References: 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: 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 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.

Condition: In good condition.

Provenance: Gildens Arts Gallery, Hampstead, London

Category Marc Chagall