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    Sale 5394

    Impressionist & Modern Art

    10 December 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 197

    Marc Chagall (1887-1985)

    Profil pour Tom Monnington

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    Marc Chagall (1887-1985)
    Profil pour Tom Monnington
    signed, inscribed and dated 'St Paul/1970/Chagall' (lower left), signed and inscribed again 'Pour/Mr/Tom Monnington/en bon souvenir/Marc' (overall left sheet)
    pastel and felt-tipped pens on paper
    6¼ x 12¼in. (16 x 31cm.)
    The work is drawn on the frontispiece of the book Le Goût de Notre Temps, Geneva, 1968.


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    Sold with a photo-certificate from the Comité Marc Chagall, dated Paris, le 11 octobre 2007 and is registered under no.2007107.

    Sir Thomas Monnington (1902-1976) was a painter who studied at the Slade School of Art between 1918 and 1922. During World War II, he joined the design team of the Ministry of Camouflage and was appointed an Official War Artist. He taught at the R.A. Schools, Camberwell School of Art and the Slade. In 1966 he became President of the Royal Academy.

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