Marc Chagall, ‘Printemps au Pré, pl. 5, from Daphnis and Chloé’, 1961, Heritage Auctions
Marc Chagall, ‘Printemps au Pré, pl. 5, from Daphnis and Chloé’, 1961, Heritage Auctions

From an unsigned and unnumbered edition of 250

Published by Tériade/Mourlot, Paris. PROVENANCE: International Galleries, Chicago, Illinois. LITERATURE: Mourlot, 314 Cramer, 46

Condition Report: Light discoloration; backboard staining; vertical crease from upper center to lower center; toning verso; adhesive abrasions along upper edge verso.; Mounted on all four corners and framed under glass. Framed Dimensions 27 X 35.5 Inches

Image rights: Courtesy of Heritage Auctions

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