Marc Chagall, ‘Le Chevalet (The Easel) from Songes’, 1981, Masterworks Fine Art

Created in 1981, this color etching with aquatint on Rives wove paper is hand signed by Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887- Saint-Paul, 1985) in pencil in the lower right and numbered from the edition of 50 in the lower left; there was also an edition of 10 numbered in Roman numerals. Published by Éditions Gérald Cramer, Geneva; printed by Lacourière et Frélaut, Paris.

Signature: This work is hand signed by Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887- Saint-Paul, 1985) in pencil in the lower right

  1. Cramer, Patrick. Marc Chagall The Illustrated Books: Catalogue Raisonné. Patrick Cramer Publisher: Geneva, 1995. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 112.

  2. Marc Chagall – Gérald Cramer, Trente ans de travail et d’amitié: EXPOSITION 8 juin – 15 août 1992. Galerie Patrick Cramer: Geneva, 1992. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 120.

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