Marc Chagall, ‘The Orchard, Le Verger’, ca. 1973, E-Moderne Gallerie
Marc Chagall, ‘The Orchard, Le Verger’, ca. 1973, E-Moderne Gallerie
Marc Chagall, ‘The Orchard, Le Verger’, ca. 1973, E-Moderne Gallerie
Marc Chagall, ‘The Orchard, Le Verger’, ca. 1973, E-Moderne Gallerie

Perfectly encapsulating the romantic essence of Chagall's works, Le Verger allows us to escape the mundane and enter the fantastical. Deeply saturated with a brilliant grass green, we can almost smell the fresh air and abundant foliage of the orchard. Filled with Chagall's iconic imagery. From the embracing couple in the upper left to the mystical fish swimming in the distance to the softly mottled flower bouquets, Chagall successfully conveys an overall feel of carefree fancy. The couple in the upper left appears to float above the orchard alongside a flying fish, while a cottage emanating warmth appears as a haven in the background, and a sea of green extends forth in the foreground.

Note: This composition was used for the poster exhibition Hommage à Tériade held at the Grand Palais, Paris. The work is from a Private collection from NYC, USA. The work is from a Private collection from NYC, USA. Acquired from the Doyle Auction NYC- 2014. Hand signed & Numbered by the artist on the lower right-hand corner of the poster.

Pale time stain also is known as foxing (A time-related discoloration) in margins, the signature is on the lower left-hand side of the Lithograph. A handling crease at top sheet edge, otherwise in apparently good condition, with full margins, framed.

Series: 21/75 signed in pencil.

Signature: Signed and number on lower left hand side

Image rights: Collector & Gallery

Publisher: Published by Sorlier, Charles. Chagall Lithographs, Vol. V 1974-1979

Sorlier, Charles. Chagall Lithographs, Vol. V 1974-1979, Crown Publishers, Inc: New York, 1984. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. CS. 44 on pg. 240.

Collector's collection, NYC, USA

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