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

Juif à la thora

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MARC CHAGALL (1887-1985)
Juif à la thora
stamped with the signature 'Marc Chagall' (lower left)
gouache, tempera, brush and India ink and coloured ink on Japan paper
29 3⁄8 x 22 3⁄8 in. (75.5 x 57.8 cm.)
Executed in Gstaad in January - February 1971
Provenance
The estate of the artist, and thence by descent.
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The Comité Marc Chagall has confirmed the authenticity of this work.

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Lot Essay

'Chagall's work abounds with imagery, so too does that of Rouault, but his subjects were directly inspired by the world of the Bible; those of Chagall are taken from the outer fringes of Judaism. He illustrated the Bible, you will say? Yet everything that he depicts, whether in close-up or at a distance, belongs to a popular Bible that he himself has lovingly invented... Chagall created a world not present in the scriptures - rabbis walking the earth, lovers flying through the air and wandering clocks'
- André Malraux (in Chagall, A Retrospective, New York, 1995, p. 339).

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