17 November 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 355,500
Estimate USD 180,000 - USD 250,000
Marc Chagall (1887-1985)
Nature morte à la jeune fille bleue
signed 'Marc Chagall' (lower right)
gouache, watercolor, brush and India ink and charcoal on paper
19 ¾ x 25 ¾ in. (50 x 65.4 cm.)
Executed in 1951
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The Comité Marc Chagall has confirmed the authenticity of this work.
"Laissez-moi néanmoins vous dire que j'adore cette gouache de mon père, dont je me rappelle les touches bleues et roses et je pense que mon souvenir est juste... Je l'aime et j'espère que vous l'aimez autant que moi et que vous l'aimerez pendant très longtemps."
"Let me however say that I adore this gouache by my father, of which I remember the blues and pinks and I think my memory's correct... I love it and I hope you love it as much as I do and that you will love it for a very long time" —Ida Chagall in a letter dated 25 June 1976 to Edgardo Acosta about the present lot
Edgardo Acosta Gallery, Ltd., Beverly Hills.
Acquired from the above by the late owners, December 1976.
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