5 May 2005
Marc Chagall (1887-1985)
Violon et village
signed 'Marc Chagall' (lower right); signed again 'Chagall' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
34¼ x 25 7/8 in. (87 x 65.9 cm.)
Painted in 1960
Acquired by the family of the present owner, circa 1970s.
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A.P. de Mandiargues, Chagall, Paris, 1974, p. 119, no. 75 (illustrated).
London, O'Hana Gallery, Marc Chagall, June-August 1961, no. 39 (illustrated; titled Le Violon-celliste amoureux; with incorrect dimensions and date).
The Comité Marc Chagall has confirmed the authenticity of this painting.
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