Marc Chagall, ‘Notre Dame in Grey | Notre-Dame en Gris’, ca. 1955, Gilden's Art Gallery

MARC CHAGALL 1887-1985
[Shagal, Mark, Zakharovich, Moses]
Vitebsk, Belarus 1887-1985 Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France

Title: Notre Dame in Grey | Notre-Dame en Gris, 1955

Technique: Original Hand Signed and Numbered Lithograph in Colours on Grey Canson Wove Paper

Paper size: 73.5 x 59 cm. / 28.9 x 23.2 in.
Image size: 68 x 53 cm. / 26.7 x 21 in.

Additional Information: This original lithograph in colours is hand signed in black ink by the artist "Marc Chagall" at the lower right margin.
It is also numbered in black ink from the edition of 75, at the lower left margin
This work was printed in 1955 in a limited edition of 75 signed and numbered impressions by Fernand Mourlot, Paris. It was published by Maeght Éditeur, Paris.
The paper bears the Canson Montgolfier watermark along the lower sheet edge.

Literature: Mourlot, F., & Sorlier, C., (1960). Chagall: The Lithographs I: 1922-1957 (Catalogue Raisonné). D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.
Reference: Mourlot 113

Condition: Very good condition. Remnants of brown adhesive tape along the upper and lower sheet edges, verso.

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