A fabulous Chagall color lithograph from 1960, printed by Mourlot and referenced M 289 in Mourlot's "Chagall Lithographs" Volume 1,
called "Le Cirque" and showing one of Chagall's beloved circus scenes!
The edition is made of 100 numbered impressions, 2000 unnumbered impressions (of which this is one) and 40 artist's proofs, hand signed and numbered by the artist.
The piece is a self portrait as nearly always, and Chagall shows himself as a young and handsome acrobat, somewhat dis-articulated by what may have been a tricky task to achieve in life!
He is rewarded for his performance by an older lady clown who brings him a bunch of flowers.
The circus people are watching, while a character plays the flute in the upper right corner. Possibly another self portrait celebrating the happy outcome. A horse head can also be seen moving towards the lower left corner.
Except for the horse dancer, all the elements of a classic Chagall circus scene are there, rendered in black with some patches of white, against a very original muted yellow.
MEASUREMENTS: Lithograph: Length: 13". Width: 10".
Mat size: 18" by 14"(a standard for framing)
CONDITION: In very good condition. Lithograph is clean, no stains, holes or tears. One slight crease in the lower right corner. Hardly noticeable.
Piece was framed before and is still in its original mat.
The piece will be shipped Expedited from Paris fully insured and with signature at delivery.
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