Marc ChagallL'Ecuyere. The Circus Rider. 1964.


Original lithograph in colours. 1964. Signed in pencil. Inscribed in pencil as 'H.C. - Hors Commerce not for sale) - a proof before the issued edition of 50 impressions. Edition printed at the Atelier Mourlot, Paris. 1964.

Reference: Mourlot - Chagall Lithographs vol 3, No 419

Provenance: Japanese private collection.

Extremely fine impression with excellent unfaded colours. On pale cream wove Arches paper. Very fine original condition. The very faintest trace of previous mounting in the outer margins, not visible in the frame. Full margins.  Image: 63 x 52 cm. 24 3/4 x 20 1/2 ins.

Visiting the circus in Paris was a favourite pastime for Chagall and he revelled in the colours, the sparkle of the costumes and the lighting. He would always take his sketch book with him and this study of the bareback rider is amongst his finest circus-inspired lithographs of the 1960's.