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3440T Marlborough
September 14, 2020 12:00 PM - September 24, 2020 07:00 PMCalender

Marc Chagall (Russian/French, 1887-1985) Les Saltimbanques

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 3440T Location: Marlborough Date / Time: September 14, 2020 12:00PM


Marc Chagall (Russian/French, 1887-1985)

Les Saltimbanques, 1969, proof edition of 25 outside of the edition of 50 (Mourlot, 591). Signed "Marc Chagall" in pencil l.r., numbered "Epreuve d'artiste XI/XXV" in pencil l.l. Color lithograph on paper, image size 22 3/4 x 15 3/4 in. (57.7 x 40.0 cm), framed.
Condition: Gentle toning, not examined out of frame.

Provenance: Purchased from Wally Findlay Galleries, Inc., Chicago, Illinois, in 1973; by family descent to the current owner.

N.B. A sales receipt and a brochure about Marc Chagall from Findlay Galleries that includes their "Guarantee" page for the lithograph accompany the lot.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

Framed dimensions: 27 1/2 x 35 1/4 in., sheet size: 30 x 21 in. Various levels of staining to the margins on recto due to acidic window mat and glue, staining on verso. The print image is evenly light stained, two tape hinges to the upper corners on verso affixed to the window mat, no further condition issues to report.

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Wally Findlay Galleries Inc., Chicago