Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Cow with a Parasol

Artist:
Marc Chagall (French, Vitebsk 1887–1985 Saint-Paul-de-Vence)
Date:
1946
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
32 x 42 1/2 in. (81.3 x 108 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Bequest of Richard S. Zeisler, 2007
Accession Number:
2007.247.3
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
[Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York, by 1947–49; sold on February 10, 1949 to Zeisler]; Richard S. Zeisler (1949–d. 2007; his bequest to MMA)

Paris. Musée National d'Art Moderne. "Exposition Marc Chagall: Peintures 1908–1947," October 17–December 22, 1947, no. 59 (as "La Vache à l'ombrelle," lent by Pierre Matisse, New York).

London. Tate Gallery. "Marc Chagall: An Exhibition of Paintings, Prints, Book Illustrations and Theatre Designs 1908–1947," February 4–29, 1948, no. 66 (as "The Cow with a Parasol," lent by M. Pierre Matisse, New York).

Kunsthalle Basel. "Marc Chagall, Werke aus den letzten 25 Jahren," August 25–October 21, 1956, no. 24 (as "La vache à l'ombrelle," lent by R. S. Zeisler, New York).

Amsterdam. Stedelijk Museum. "Marc Chagall: Werk van latere jaren/ L'Oeuvre des dernières années," December 7, 1956–January 14, 1957, no. 102 (as "De koe met de parasol/ La vache à l'ombrelle," lent by R. S. Zeisler, New York).

Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels. "Marc Chagall: Werk van latere jaren/ L'Oeuvre des dernières années," January 19–February 24, 1957, no. 102.

New York. Galerie Chalette. "Chagall: A Selection of Paintings from American Museums and Private Collections," March–April 1958, unnumbered cat. (as "Cow With Umbrella," lent by Mr. Richard Zeisler).

Hamburg. Kunstverein. "Marc Chagall," February 6–March 22, 1959, no. 119 (as "Die Kuh mit dem Sonnenschirm [La Vache à l'ombrelle]," lent by Richard S. Zeisler, New York).

Munich. Haus der Kunst. "Marc Chagall," April 7–May 31, 1959, no. 119.

Paris. Musée des Arts Décoratifs. "Marc Chagall," June 14–end September 1959, no. 119.

Tokyo. National Museum of Western Art. "Marc Chagall," October 1–November 10, 1963, no. 74 (as "La Vache à l'ombrelle").

Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art. "Marc Chagall," November 20–December 10, 1963, no. 74.

Kunsthaus Zürich. "Chagall," May 6–July 30, 1967, no. 119 (as "Die Kuh mit dem Sonnenschirm," lent by Richard S. Zeisler, New York ).

Cologne. Wallraf-Richartz-Museum. "Marc Chagall: Werke aus sechs Jahrzehnten," September 2–October 31, 1967, no. 136 (as "Die Kuh mit dem Sonnenschirm [La vache à l'ombrelle]," lent by Richard S. Zeisler, New York).

Pittsburgh. Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute. "Celebration: Inaugural Exhibition of the Sarah Scaife Gallery of the Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute," October 26, 1974–January 5, 1975, no. 74 (as "La vache à l'ombrelle [Cow with a Parasol]," lent by Richard S. Zeisler).

London. Royal Academy of Arts. "Chagall," January 11–March 31, 1985, no. 89 (as "Cow with Parasol [La vache au parasol]," lent by Richard S. Zeisler, New York).

Philadelphia Museum of Art. "Chagall," May 12–July 7, 1985, extended to July 21, 1985, no. 89.

Tokyo. Bunkamura Museum of Art. "Chagall," October 13–November 26, 1989, no. 94 (as "La Vache au Parasol," lent by Richard S. Zeisler, New York).

Kasama Nichido Museum. "Chagall," December 2, 1989–January 21, 1990, no. 94.

Nagoya City Art Museum. "Chagall," January 27–March 11, 1990, no. 94.

Munich. Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung. "Marc Chagall," March 23–June 30, 1991, no. 55 (as "Die Kuh mit dem Sonnenschirm [La vache à l'ombrelle]," lent by Richard S. Zeisler, New York).

Art Museum, Princeton University. "In Celebration: Works of Art from the Collections of Princeton Alumni and Friends of The Art Museum, Princeton University," February 22–June 8, 1997, no. 249 (lent by Richard S. Zeisler).

Jewish Museum, New York. "Chagall: Love, War, and Exile," September 15, 2013–February 2, 2014, unnumbered cat. (p. 74; as "Cow with Parasol").

Milan. Palazzo Reale. "Marc Chagall: Una retrospettiva 1908–1985," September 17, 2014–February 1, 2015, unnumbered cat. (pp. 216–17).

Brussels. Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. "Marc Chagall: Rétrospective 1908–1985," February 27–June 28, 2015, unnumbered cat.

James Johnson Sweeney. "Eleven Europeans in America." Museum of Modern Art Bulletin 13, nos. 4–5 (1946), ill. p. 34, calls it "Blue Parasol" and dates it 1945.

Michael Ayrton. Chagall. London, 1948, p. 5, colorpl. 8, calls it "The Cow with a Parasol".

"Editorial: An Insult to Reality." Burlington Magazine 90 (April 1948), p. 93.

Charles Estienne. Chagall. Paris, 1951, pl. 76, calls it "La Vache à l'ombrelle" and locates it in a private collection.

M. N. "Ausstellungen. Marc Chagall—Werke aus den letzten 25 Jahren." Werk 43 (November 1956), ill. p. 212.

Franz Meyer. Marc Chagall. 2nd ed. (1st ed. German, 1961). New York, [1964], pp. 475, 758, Classifed Catalogue no. 768, ill. n. p., calls it "Cow with Parasol".

Jean Cassou. Chagall. Paris, 1982, ill. p. 99 (color), calls it "La Vache à l'ombrelle" and locates it still in the Pierre Matisse collection.

Susan Compton. Chagall. Exh. cat., Royal Academy of Arts. London, 1985, pp. 13, 220, no. 89, ill. pp. 121 (color), 220.

Robert Wernick. "In His Tenth Decade, Marc Chagall's Brush Still Danced." Smithsonian 16 (May 1985), p. 72, ill. (color).

Lindsey Gruson. "Philadelphia Pins Hope on Chagall Exhibition." New York Times (May 12, 1985), p. 55.

Monica Bohm-Duchen. Chagall. London, 1998, p. 268, calls it "Cow with Parasol".

Jacob Baal-Teshuva. Marc Chagall 1887–1985. Cologne, 1998, p. 162, ill. (color), calls it "The Cow with Sunshade".

Susan Tumarkin Goodman in Chagall: Love, War, and Exile. Exh. cat., Jewish Museum. New York, 2013, pp. 73–74, ill. (color).

Karen Rosenberg. "Horrors with Lighthearted Bookends." New York Times (September 13, 2013), p. C24.

Evgenia Kuzmina in Marc Chagall: Una retrospettiva 1908–1985. Exh. cat., Palazzo Reale. Milan, 2014, p. 340, ill. (color) pp. 216–17, 340.



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