5 May 2004
Marc Chagall (1887-1985)
Coq au petit clown
signed and dated 'Marc Chagall 1958' (lower left)
watercolor, pastel, brush and pen and India ink on Japan paper
26¼ x 20¾ in. (66.7 x 52.7 cm.)
Painted in 1958
Galerie Beyeler, Basel.
Edgardo Acosta Gallery, Beverly Hills.
Anon. sale, Sotheby's, New York, 12 May 1993, lot 278.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
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F. Meyer, Marc Chagall, Life and Work, New York, 1963, p. 762, no. 979 (illustrated).
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