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Marc Chagall

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CHAGALL, MARC 1887 Vitebsk - 1985 St. Paul de Vence Title: Die Jakobsleiter. Date: 1965. Technique: Watercolour, gouache and India ink on VERITABLE PAPIER D'ARCHE SATINE (blind stamp). Measurement: 76 x 56.5cm. Notation: Signed lower right: MARC ChAgAll. Frame/Pedestal: Craftman's frame. The work is accompanied by a copy of an expert opinion from the Comité Marc Chagall, Paris, dated 15 August 1987. The work is registered there under the number D 656. Provenance: - Galerie Francaise, Munich - Private collection Southern Germany (since 1998) - Depiction of one of the most important biblical stories, a recurring theme in Chagall's oeuvre - The reduced colour panel with its deliberately placed white accents underlines the atmospheric character of the depicted dream scene of Jacob. - For Chagall, the bible was one of the greatest sources of poetry and his biblical images less religious representation than poetic expression of universality Estimated shipping costs for this lot: Arrangement after the auction. Explanations to the Catalogue

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