10 November 1999
Marc Chagall (1887-1985)
Vase de fleurs
signed, inscribed and dated 'Trs affectueusement Marc Chagall 941'
gouache, colored wax crayons and pencil on paper laid down on paper
25 x 20 in. (65.5 x 50.7 cm.)
Painted in 1941
Galerie Zak, Paris.
Stephen Hahn Gallery, New York.
Acquired from the above by the late owners, 1960.
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Introducing the first auction in a series of three offering the collection of Paul Destribats, the Paris-based bibliophile
A cheaper, quicker alternative to oil paint, pastel became the perfect medium for portraits of the middle class