5 February 2004
THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN FAMILY
Marc Chagall (1887-1985)
Le cheval roux (La guerre)
signed, dedicated and dated 'Marc Chagall Pour Elsa 1965' (lower right)
gouache, watercolour, pen and ink, and pencil on paper
10¾ x 19in. (27.4 x 48.2cm.)
Executed in 1965
Louis Aragon and Elsa Triolet, Paris, to whom given by the artist in 1965.
Given to the mother of the present owner in 1976 by the above, and thence by descent.
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Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, Elsa Triolet, 1972 (illustrated plate XXVIII).
This work is sold with a photo-certificate from the Comité Marc Chagall, dated Saint-Paul, le 24 Octobre 2003, numbered 2003089B.
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