Marc Chagall - Regards sur Paris (Le Bateau Mouche au bouquet)


Original lithograph, 1960, on Japan paper, an unsigned impression

Size: 300 x 390 mms (Paper & Image size);

References: Mourlot 352 ; Hatje: “Marc Chagall, The Lithographs” Number 352 ; Patrick Cramer “Marc Chagall, Catalogue Raisonne de livres illustres” Number 53

Edition: There was an edition of 10 on Japan Nacre paper. There were also: 20 copies on Arches wove paper. Our work comes from the unsigned suite of only 120 copies

Notes: “Paris, my heart’s reflection, I would like to blend with it, not to be alone with myself.”

This was part of a portfolio entitled “Regards sur Paris” (Gerard Bauer and various authors). Ten writers - all members of the Academie Goncourt - contributed essays to this book which presents the different sights and scenes of Paris. Each text is illustrated by a different artist with 2 full page and 1 double page Lithograph. Chagall’s contributions were:

La Place de la Concorde

Le Bateau Mouche au bouquet (This present example)

Quai de la Tourelle

For more then 60 years the Compagnie des Bateau-Mouches has told a love story to generations of passengers, those who are curious, poets, those who are romantic or in love … Today the company has 6 boats which travel up and down the river Seinne and serve a delicious lunch or dinner.

Printed by: Mourlot Freres, Paris, France

Published by : Andre Sauret, Paris. From "Regards sur Paris".