• Impressionist/Modern Works on  auction at Christies

    Sale 7832

    Impressionist/Modern Works on Paper

    3 February 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 259

    Marc Chagall (1887-1985)

    Les deux têtes

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Marc Chagall (1887-1985)
    Les deux têtes
    signed and dated 'Chagall 1927' (lower right)
    pen and ink and wash on paper
    10½ x 13¾ in. (26.5 x 35 cm.)
    Executed in 1927


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    This work is sold with a photo-certificate from David McNeil.

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    Provenance

    David McNeil (the artist's son), Paris, by descent from the artist (no. D 1207).
    Acquired from the above by the present owners in 1987.


    Literature

    V. Rakitin, Chagall, Disegni inediti dalla Russia a Parigi, Milan, 1989, p. 116 (ill. p. 117).


    Exhibited

    Milan, Studio Marconi, Marc Chagall, Disegni inediti dalla Russia a Parigi, May - July 1988; this exhibition later travelled to Turin, Galleria della Sindone, Palazzo Reale, Catania, Monastero dei Benedettini and Meina, Museo e centro studi per il disegno.
    Hanover, Sprengel Museum, Marc Chagall, 'Himmel und Erde', Decembre 1996 - February 1997.
    Darmstadt, Institut Mathildenhöhe, Marc Chagall, Von Russland nach Paris, Zeichnungen 1906-1967, Decembre 1997 - January 1998.
    Abbazia Olivetana, Fondazione Ambrosetti, Marc Chagall, Il messaggio biblico, May - July 1998.
    Klagenfurt, Stadtgalerie, Marc Chagall, February - May 2000, p. 54 (illustrated).
    Florida, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Chagall, January - March 2002.