after Marc Chagall (1887-1985)
Title: Le Grand Cirque
Medium: Offset Lithographic Exhibition Poster, in colours, 1961, on thick poster paper, Signed by the artist with a dedication bottom right "Pour W. Liverant, Marc Chagall, 1979”, signed and dated in the printmby the artist and dated 1956, Titled below left “39357 - Marc Chagall - Le Grand Cirque”
Size: 20" x 33.5” Inches
Edition: An edition of unknown size
Printed by: Printed by A.D.A.G.P & Braun et Cie 1961”
Note: The prototype for this piece was an Oil and Gouche on canvas which was sold at Sothebys, New York, in 2017 for US$16,034,000.
Provenance: The Joseph Liverant Estate, Ottawa, Canada. Joseph Liverant fled from Germany to take up residence in Canada at the time of the Second World War. After the war he purchased a residence in Beaulieu-sur-Mer close to St Paul de Vence where Marc Chagall lived. He and the artist became good friends and their warm relationship is evident in the numerous extant dedications on Lithographs, posters and books. After Joseph’s death the estate finally passed to his stepson, Felix Quinet who donated many works to The National Gallery of Canada. Upon his passing there was an Estate sale from which this item comes.
Condition: In very good condition with fresh colours.