Marc Chagall, 1887-1985

Jour de Mai. Day in May. 1971/72.

1971

Gouache, watercolour, touches of oil paint and chalk. 1971/72. Signed with the signature stamp (applied by the Comité Chagall). With a certificate from the Comité Chagall.
Provenance: Ida Chagall, The Chagall Family. Private Collection, France.

Note: The point of departure for this painting was an incompleted first proof in black lithographic ink with Chagall’s first ideas for the composition which was subsequently extended and worked-up at the Mourlot studio to become the lithograph ‘Jour de Mai’ (M.654). Chagall worked over the black ink in a combination of gouache, watercolour, chalk and oil to create the richness of colour and light in this painting.

Superb fresh colours on BFK wove paper. In totally untouched original condition. Worked virtually to the full sheet size. Sheet overall: 722 x 498mm.

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