Marc Chagall, ‘Akt Mit Fächer (K. 39)’, 1924, Doyle

signed and numbered 7/100 in pencil, from the first state of two, from Le Portefeuille des Peintres-Graveurs Indépendants pour 1925, published by Editions Albert Morancé, Paris, with full margins.

8.5 x 11 inches; 216 x 279 mm.
Sheet: 11.25 x 14.875 inches; 286 x 378 mm.

Condition: Some unobtrusive minor printer's ink and pale discoloration in the margins and verso, a tiny light abrasion in the image top right of center, some faint creasing at bottom sheet edge, otherwise in good condition.

About Marc Chagall

Honored for his distinct style and pioneering role among Jewish artists, Marc Chagall painted dream-like subjects rooted in personal history and Eastern European folklore. He worked in several mediums, including painting, printmaking, and book illustration, and his stained glass windows can be seen in New York, France, and Jerusalem. Chagall arrived in Paris in 1910 and began experimenting with Cubism, befriending painters Robert Delaunay and Fernand Léger. Chagall’s style has been described as a hybrid of Cubism, Fauvism, and Symbolism, and his supernatural subjects are thought to have significantly influenced the Surrealists. Though he actively engaged in the Parisian artistic community, art for Chagall was first and foremost a means of personal expression. He preferred to be considered separately from other artists, his imagery and allegory uniquely his own.

Russian-French, 1887-1985, Vitebsk, Belarus