9 November 2006
Marc Chagall (1887-1985)
Esquisse pour L'Oiseleur
signed 'Chagall' (lower right)
silk and paper cut-out collage, gouache, watercolor and pen and black ink on pink paper
9 1/8 x 6¼ in. (23.2 x 15.9 cm.)
Executed in 1977
Anon. sale, Christie's, London, 7 February 2002, lot 397.
Franklin Bowles Gallery, San Francisco.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
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