4 November 2009
From the Estate of Dorothy and Marshall M. Reisman sold to Benefit the Reisman Charitable Foundation
Marc Chagall (1887-1985)
signed and dated 'Marc Chagall 1953' (lower left)
gouache and brush and India ink and gray wash on paper
24 7/8 x 18¾ in. (63.2 x 47.6 cm.)
Painted in 1953
Galerie Chalette, New York (by 1956).
Acquired by the late owners by 1962.
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New York, Galerie Chalette, Chagall, Recent Works, November-December 1956, no. 14 (illustrated).
The Rochester Memorial Art Gallery, The Dorothy and Marshall M. Reisman Collection, January-February 1962 (illustrated).
The Comité Marc Chagall has confirmed the authenticity of this work.
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