Project Description

Marc Chagall, Mixed media work on Arches paper, framed
Marc Chagall, Mixed media work on Arches paper, framed

Bonjour sur Paris

Marc Chagall

1887-1985

Mixed media work on Arches paper
Signed and annotated ‘Bon à Tirer’ in pencil A unique bon à tirer impression,
heavily annotated by Chagall.
Published for the hundredth anniversary album of the Mourlot Press.
Signed and annotated by Sorlier verso, before the signed and
numbered edition of 75 and 35 artist’s proofs.
Printed by Charles Sorlier at the Atelier Mourlot, Paris.
Published by Mourlot, Paris.
Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Comité Marc Chagall, n.04.2018.1191.
A unique bon à tirer impression, with extensive annotations by the artist in pencil.
Bon à tirer means ”good to pull.” This is the first perfect impression of the work and the one that will be used to judge all other impressions in the edition.
In this work, Chagall transports us to an early dawn scene over Paris. With two lovers along the River Seine and a rooster dominating the Parisian skyline, this piece summons a peaceful and romantic tranquility. The twilight crescent moon is on the verge of fading into dawn as the early morning mist saturates the overall composition in a delicate yet brilliant blue. The bright yellows flatter the subtle reds detailed in the rooster’s feathers and bouquet of flowers. Our attention, however, is drawn toward the main theme surrounding ideas of love and passion, using Paris as a romantic backdrop to Chagall’s bright use of color.
Mourlot 71; Cramer no. 58

Artist

Marc Chagall

Title 

Bonjour sur Paris

Date

1952

Medium

Mixed media work on Arches paper

Inscriptions

Signed and annotated ‘Bon à Tirer’ in pencil

Dimensions

19 13/16 x 25 7/8 in.

Inventory Number

914788