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Marc Chagall (French, Vitebsk 1887–1985 Saint-Paul-de-Vence)

Date:
1913–14
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
42 7/8 × 53 in. (108.9 × 134.6 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection, 1998
Accession Number:
1999.363.14
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2011 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Signed, dated, and inscribed (lower right): Chagall/ Marc 1911/ Paris; signed (verso, twice): Chagall

  • Provenance

    Gustave Coquiot, Paris; private collection, California (about 1951); Adolphe A. Juviler, New York (about 1956); his heirs, New York; [Stephen Hahn, New York, and Acquavella Galleries, New York, 1972]; [Galerie Rosengart, Lucerne, 1975]; private collection, Switzerland (1976); [Galleria Marescalchi, Milan, about 1983]; private collection, Italy (1984); [Galerie Beyeler, Basel, 1984]; Jacques and Natasha Gelman, Mexico City and New York (1984–his d. 1986); Natasha Gelman, Mexico City and New York (1986–d. 1998; her bequest to MMA)

  • Exhibition History

    New York. Perls Galleries. "Marc Chagall," March 12–April 14, 1956, no. 3.

    Hamburg. Kunstverein. "Marc Chagall," February 6–March 22, 1959, no. 33.

    Haus der Kunst Munich. "Marc Chagall," April 7–May 31, 1959, no. 33.

    Paris. Musée des Arts Décoratifs. "Marc Chagall," June 14–end September 1959, no. 42.

    Basel. Galerie Beyeler. "Marc Chagall," November 1984–February 1985, no. 6.

    New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Twentieth Century Modern Masters: The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection," December 12, 1989–April 1, 1990, unnumbered cat. (p. 135).

    London. Royal Academy of Arts. "Twentieth Century Modern Masters: The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection," April 19–July 15, 1990, unnumbered cat.

    Mexico City. Centro Cultural Arte Contemporáneo. "Chagall en Nuestro Siglo," October 1991–January 1992, no. 13.

    Martigny. Fondation Pierre Gianadda. "De Matisse à Picasso: Collection Jacques et Natasha Gelman," June 18–November 1, 1994, unnumbered cat. (p. 159).

    Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art. "Picasso and the School of Paris: Paintings from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York," September 14–November 24, 2002, no. 27.

    Tokyo. Bunkamura Museum of Art. "Picasso and the School of Paris: Paintings from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York," December 7, 2002–March 9, 2003, no. 27.

  • References

    Gustave Coquiot. Cubistes, futuristes, passéistes: essai sur la jeune peinture et la jeune sculpture. Paris, 1923, ill. [pp. 10–11].

    Charles Estienne. Chagall. Paris, 1951, ill. p. 19.

    Isaac Kloomok. Marc Chagall: His Life and Work. New York, 1951, pl. 12.

    Franz Meyer. Marc Chagall: Life and Work. New York, 1963, p. 204, ill. p. 53.

    Jean Cassou. Chagall. London, 1965, p. 53, no. 32, ill.

    Susan Compton. Chagall. Exh. cat., Royal Academy of Arts. London, 1985, pp. 37 n. 39, p. 191, ill. p. 16.

    William S. Lieberman in Twentieth Century Modern Masters: The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection. Ed. William S Lieberman. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1989, p. 15.

    Sabine Rewald in Twentieth Century Modern Masters: The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection. Ed. William S Lieberman. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1989, pp. 134–36, 297, ill. (color and bw).

    Pierre Schneider in Twentieth Century Modern Masters: The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection. Ed. William S Lieberman. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1989, pp. 30–31 n. 5.

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