MARC CHAGALL (1887-1985)
MARC CHAGALL (1887-1985)
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MARC CHAGALL (1887-1985)

Le jongleur

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MARC CHAGALL (1887-1985)
Le jongleur
signed, dated and inscribed 'Chagall Marc 1943 N.J.' (lower right)
oil on canvas
43 1⁄2 x 31 in. (110.5 x 78.8 cm.)
Painted in New York in 1943
Provenance
Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York.
Mrs Gilbert W. Chapman (formerly known as Mrs. Charles B. 'Bobsy' Goodspeed), by whom acquired from the above, in 1945.
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago (no. 52.1005), a gift from the above in 1952; sale, Sotheby’s, New York, 2 November 2005, lot 34.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
Literature
L. Venturi, Marc Chagall, New York, 1945, p. 46 (illustrated).
‘Notable Works of Art Now on the Market’, Art News, New York, April 1945, p. 31 (illustrated p. 40).
Art News, vol. XLV, no. 3, New York, May 1946, p. 5 (illustrated on the cover).
‘Chagall, He Paints a World of Charming Fantasy’, in Life Magazine, vol. II, no. 18, New York, 5 May 1947, p. 57 (illustrated).
J.K. Reed, ‘Critic Genauer Climbs Out on That Limb’, in Art Digest, New York, February 1948, p. 12 (illustrated).
E. Genauer, Best of Art, Garden City, 1948, no. 13, p. 43 (illustrated).
R. Maritain, Chagall ou l’Orage Enchanté, Geneva, 1948, p. 152 (illustrated).
‘The Treasury of the Circus’, in Art News Annual, New York, 1950, p. 35 (illustrated).
C. Estienne, Chagall, Paris, 1951, no. 65, n.p. (illustrated pl. 65).
L. Venturi, Chagall, Lausanne, 1956, pp. 91 & 122 (illustrated p. 89).
W. Erben, Marc Chagall, New York, 1957, no. 46, n.p. (illustrated).
J. Grenier, ‘Marc Chagall’ in L’Oeil, Paris, April 1959, no. 5, p. 24 (illustrated).
The Art Institute of Chicago, ed., Paintings in The Art Institute of Chicago: A Catalogue of the Picture Collection, Chicago, 1961, p. 75.
F. Meyer, Marc Chagall: Life and Work, London, 1964, no. 455, pp. 443 & 744 (illustrated p. 455).
F. Reust, ed., Le temps dans l’oeuvre de Marc Chagall, Le Locle, 1967, pp. 7 & 27.
Y. Taillandier, ‘Pourquoi tant d’horloges et de poissons volants?’, in XXe Siècle, Paris, June 1970, no. 34, p. 35 (illustrated).
T. Takemoto, Chagall, Tokyo, 1970, no. 45, p. 130 (illustrated).
M. Bucci, Marc Chagall, Florence, 1970, pp. 35, 37 & 95 (illustrated fig. 29, p. 37).
NY Magazine, New York, 6 May 1974.
A. Pieyre de Mandiargues, Chagall, Paris, 1974, no. 42, pp. 73, 80 & 204 (illustrated p. 73; with incorrect provenance).
W. Haftmann, Marc Chagall, New York, 1975, p. 124 (illustrated p. 125; with incorrect dimensions).
A. James Speyer & C. Graham Donnell, Twentieth-Century European Paintings, Chicago, 1980, no. 1D4, p. 36.
R. Storr, ‘For Sale: The Elizabeth Goodspeed Chapman Collection’, in The Connoisseur, vol. 206, no. 828, London, February 1981, p. 134.
F. Le Targat, Marc Chagall, New York, 1985, no. 71, n.p. (illustrated pl. 71).
F. Meyer, Marc Chagall, Paris, 1995, no. A184.
J. Baal-Teshuva, Chagall: A Retrospective, New York, 1995, p. 189 (illustrated).
D. Marchesseau, Chagall, Ivre d’images, Paris, 1995, pp. 93 & 170-171 (illustrated p. 92).
G. Polonsky, Chagall, London, 1998, no. 35, pp. 28 & 100 (illustrated p. 101).
J. Baal-Teshuva, Marc Chagall, Cologne, 1998, p. 155 (illustrated p. 154).
J. Zlotnik Schmidt & R. Bogarad, Legacies: Fiction, Poetry, Drama, Nonfiction, California, 2001 (illustrated on the cover).
E.R. Wolfson, Alef, Mem, Tau: Kabbalistic Musings on Time, Truth and Death, Berkeley, 2006 (illustrated on the cover).
J. Baal-Teshuva, Marc Chagall, Cologne, 2008, p. 155 (illustrated p. 154).
Exhibited
New York, Pierre Matisse Gallery, Marc Chagall: Paintings, Gouaches, November 1943, no. 6.
New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Marc Chagall, April - June 1946, no. 53, p. 88; this exhibition later travelled to Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, Marc Chagall: Paintings, Prints and Drawings, November 1946 - January 1947.
New York, Pierre Matisse Gallery, Marc Chagall, Recent Paintings, Gouaches for A Thousand and One Nights, April 1947.
Paris, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Marc Chagall, Peintures 1908-1947, October - December 1947, no. 47, n.p.; this exhibition later travelled to Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Chagall, December 1947 - January 1948, no. 45, p. 14.
London, Tate Gallery, Marc Chagall: An Exhibition of Paintings, Prints, Book Illustrations and Theatre Designs, 1908-1947, February 1948, no. 53, p. 8.
Chicago, Arts Club, Marc Chagall, 1965.
Paris, Grand Palais, Hommage à Marc Chagall, December 1969 - March 1970, no. 91, p. 7 (illustrated p. 118; with incorrect dimensions).
Saint-Paul, Fondation Maeght, Marc Chagall: Rétrospective de l’oeuvre peint, July - October 1984, no. 45, p. 92 (illustrated on the cover; illustrated again p. 93).
Basel, Galerie Beyeler, Marc Chagall, November 1984 - February 1985, no. 53, n.p. (illustrated n.p.).
Tokyo, Bunkamura Fine Arts Museum, Chagall, October - November 1989, no. 91, pp. 134 & 208 (illustrated p. 135); this exhibition later travelled to Ibraki, Kasama Nichido Museum, December 1989 - January 1990; and Nagoya, Nagoya City Art Museum, January - March 1990.
New York, The Jewish Museum, Chagall: Love, War, and Exile, September 2013 - February 2014, p. 65 (illustrated).
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