Lot 12: MARC CHAGALL, (FRENCH/RUSSIAN, 1887-1985), "GREEN AND BLUE COUPLE"
December 6, 2016
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
"GREEN AND BLUE COUPLE"
1976, pencil signed and numbered 33/50 (there were also 10 artist''s proofs in Roman numerals), with wide margins, Éditions Maeght, Paris, publisher. Color lithograph on wove paper.
image: 14 1/2 x 13 in. (36.8 x 33cm)
sheet: 25 1/4 x 19 5/16 in. (64.1 x 49.1cm)
Mourlot calls for sheet size 64 x 49.5cm.
With time, light and mat staining, the colors slightly attenuated. WIth an approx 1/4 inch light brown faint stain at the left of the upper horizontal margin. With two very faint almost impercetible stray light blue lines measuring approx 1/4 inch at the bottom left margin. With an approx 1 inch soft handling crease at the upper left corner. Some very faint skinning of the paper at the upper left corner edge. Another soft handling crease approx 1/2 inch just below the bottom of the g in the signature. Verso exhibits a few faint areas of surface soiling and also is inscribed in pencil with the print's title. The sheet is adhered to the support in two places verso at the upper horizontal sheet edge.
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