Marc Chagall, ‘Esther Accuse Aman’, 1958-1959, Stern Pissarro
Marc Chagall, ‘Esther Accuse Aman’, 1958-1959, Stern Pissarro

This work is accompanied by a photo-certificate of authenticity from Jean-Louis Prat, on behalf of the Comité Chagall, dated 21st November 2013.

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Series: This was a preliminary work for pl. 59, for the 1960 Verve Bible publication.

Signature: Signed with Estate stamp lower left, Marc Chagall

Bundeskanzleramt Bonn (Federal Chancellery), Marc Chagall, Die Bibel: Gouachen, Aquarelle, Pastelle and Zeichunggen, 15 November 1989 – 12 January 1990; later travelled to Landesmuseum Mainz (State Museum), Marc Chagall, Die Bibel: Gouachen, Aquarelle, Pastelle and Zeichunggen, 4 February – 22 April 1990, P. Von Zaberon, no. 73, p.99 (illustrated in colour)
London, Stern Pissarro Gallery, Marc Chagall: Master of Colour, June – July 2016, pp. 44-45 (illustrated)

Collection of David McNeil, the artist’s son
Private collection, Switzerland, acquired from the above in 1986

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