Marc Chagall, ‘Le Bateau Mouche au bouquet - From Regards sur Paris ’, 1961, Fairhead Fine Art Limited

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

Signature: unsigned as normal

Publisher: Andre Sauret, Paris. From "Regards sur Paris".

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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