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    Sale 5394

    Impressionist & Modern Art

    10 December 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 198

    Marc Chagall (1887-1985)

    Couple romantique, étude de costume pour ballet de l'opéra 'Nidjinska'

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    Marc Chagall (1887-1985)
    Couple romantique, étude de costume pour ballet de l'opéra 'Nidjinska'
    signed 'Marc/Chagall' (lower right)
    pencil and watercolour on paper
    11¼ x 5¾in. (28.4 x 14.9cm.)
    Executed in 1967


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    Sold with a photo-certificate from Mr. David McNeil, dated Paris, le 10 juillet 1987.

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    VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium


    Provenance

    David McNeil (the artist's son), Paris, by descent from the artist (no.B 204)
    Acquired from the above by the previous owners in 1987


    Literature

    V. Rakitin, Chagall, Disegni inediti dalla Russia a Parigi, Milan, 1989 (illustrated p.155).


    Exhibited

    Milan, Studio Marconi, Marc Chagall, disegni inediti dalla Russia a Parigi, May - July 1988
    Hannover, Sprengel Museum, Marc Chagall, Himmel und Erde, Dec 1996 - Feb 1997
    Darmstadt, Institut Mathildenhohe, Marc Chagall, von Russland nach Paris, Zeichnungen 1906-1967, Dec 1997 - Jan 1998
    Abbazia Olivetana, Fondazione Ambrosetti, Marc Chagall, il messaggio biblico, May - July 1998
    Klagenfurt, Stadtgalerie, Marc Chagall, Feb - May 2000
    Florida, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Chagall, Jan - Mar 2002