The dream of Paris
Original lithograph, 1969/1970 , on Arches paper with full margins, signed by the artist in pencil
Size: Image size: 89 x 63,5 cm, Sheet size: 101,8 x 71,5 cm
1. Gauss, Ulrike. Marc Chagall – The Lithographs, La Collection Sorlier. New York: Distributed Art Publishers, 1960. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné number 600.
2. Sorlier, Charles. The Lithographs of Chagall, 1969 – 1973. New York: Crown Publishers, Inc. , 1974. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 600.
Notes: Marc Chagall's Paris Dream (Le rêve de Paris), 1969-70 depicts at beautifully serene and elegant Parisian scene basked in a soft glow of pink light, with our ponderous lovers looking over the cityscape below. The prominent Eiffel Tower anchors the composition on the left, colored in a vivid forest-green, a perfect color complement to the pinks, light blues, and oranges throughout. It is a perfect springtime scene that Chagall is able to convey with blossoming flowers and picnicking Parisians along the banks of the River Seine. The famous icons of Paris can be seen, spotting the horizon, from the towers of the Notre Dame Cathedral on the Ile-de-la-Cité to the beautiful dome of the Sacre Coeur Cathedral in Montmarte; Paris Dream is truly reminiscent of a Paris that we all yearn for – a romantic getaway that is captured through Chagall’s vivid imagination.
Printed by: Mourlot Freres, Paris, France
Published by : San Lazaro
Galerie Pierre, Stockholm, Sweden
Bukowski Auction, Stockholm Number 513 “Moerna hosten” 1999 - Lot number 480