Marc Chagall (1887-1985)
Title: Natur morte bleu
Blue Still Life
Medium: Original Lithograph, 1957, on Arches wove paper, signed by the artist in pencil
Size: 19 x 24 cms (Image size); 29.3 x 24 cms (Paper size)
Published by: Maeght Editeur, 1957
Printed by: Mourlot Freres, Paris.
Reference: Mourlot ”Chagall Lithographie,” Volume 1 Number 206
Patrick Cramer “The Illustrated books” Number 33
Edition: 34/90. There was also an edition of 2500 unsigned/unnumbered copies published in Derriere le Mirroir printed in July 1957
Note: Still life with fruit bowls, carafe, woman and goat.
This was published in 2 versions the second being in Brown which appeared in the Derriere Le Mirror issue. That example being on thin paper with no margins. Of both Lithographs signed and numbered prints exist (of which ours is an example) on wide margined paper. The DLM piece is found in Cramer (Number 34) and Mourlot (Number 205)
Provenance: The Joseph Liverant Estate, Ottawa, Canada. Joseph Liverant fled from Germany to take up residence in Canada at the time of the Second World War. After the war he purchased a residence in Beaulieu-sur-Mer close to St Paul de Vence where Marc Chagall lived. He and the artist became good friends and their warm relationship is evident in the numerous extant dedications on Lithographs, posters and books. After Joseph’s death the estate finally passed to his stepson, Felix Quinet who donated many works to The National Gallery of Canada. Upon his passing there was an Estate sale from which this item comes.
Condition: The paper has been trimmed (correct paper size 28 x 39.5 cms) and the blue slightly attenuated.