7 May 2009
Marc Chagall (1887-1985)
Peintre et l'Opéra de Paris
signed and dated 'Marc Chagall 1965 25/10' (lower right) and dedicated 'Pour Charles et Pierrette Sorlier Amitiés' (lower left)
gouache, watercolor, colored wax crayons and pen and India ink on paper
13 x 19 in. (33 x 48.3 cm.)
Executed on 25 October 1965
Charles and Pierrette Sorlier, Paris (gift from the artist, October 1965).
Howard Russeck, Palm Beach and New York.
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1996.
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The Comité Marc Chagall has confirmed the authenticity of this work.
This work was executed on the title page of a copy of La Plafond de L'Opéra de Paris, published in Paris, 1965.
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