Marc Chagall, ‘Vence ou Les amoureux à l'âne’, 1955, Connaught Brown

Excellent condition

Signature: Signed and dated lower right 'Marc Chagall 1955-56'; signed and inscribed verso 'Paris Marc Chagall 1976'

Image rights: Connaught Brown, London

This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity (no. 2017100) issued by the Comité Marc Chagall, signed by Jean-Louis Prat and dated 13 October 2017

Galerie Denise René, Paris
Private Collection, Florida (acquired from the above c.1977-1978)

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