Marc Chagall (1887-1985)
Marc Chagall (1887-1985)
Marc Chagall (1887-1985)
Marc Chagall (1887-1985)
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Marc Chagall (1887-1985)

L'âne bleu

Marc Chagall (1887-1985)
L'âne bleu
signed and dated 'Marc Chagall 1954' (on the underside)
terracotta pitcher, partially engraved, with colored engobe and glaze
Height: 11 ¾ in. (30 cm.)
Executed in 1954; unique
Acquired from the artist by the late owners, October 1965.
I. Bidermanas and R. McMullen, The World of Marc Chagall, New York, 1968 (illustrated in situ in the artist's studio).
C. Sorlier, The Ceramics and Sculptures of Chagall, Monaco, 1972, no. 14 (illustrated in color).
S. Forestier, M. Meyer and A. Michel, Les céramiques de Chagall, Paris, 1990, p. 173, no. 167 (illustrated, fig. 203).
D.L. Fennimore et al., The David and Peggy Rockefeller Collection: Decorative Arts, New York, 1992, vol. IV, p. 118, no. 126 (illustrated in color).
Cannes, Galerie Madoura, Marc Chagall, Céramiques, September 1962, no. 10.
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The Comité Marc Chagall has confirmed the authenticity of this work.

"During the 1960s, when Marc Chagall was doing first a window in memory of my father for the Union Church at Pocantico Hills and later eight other stained-glass windows for the church, I visited him both at his home in Paris and at his studio in Saint Paul de Vence. In 1965, on one of my visits, I saw this vase, which attracted my interest. I was pleased that he agreed to let me buy it from him since he normally only sold through a dealer." —David Rockefeller

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