MARC CHAGALL "Les Trois Ciergies" Serigraph with Facsmile Signature
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This is an excellent example of a serigraph reproduction of Les Trois Cierges by Marc Chagall (1887-1985) after the 1938-1940 original oil painting. Depicting young lovers embracing surrounded by religious icons, this is reflective of the very real fear experienced by Chagall and his wife during WWII tensions in Paris as foreign-born Jews. From the recent auction by Christie’s of the original:
The bride and groom in Les Trois Cierges are a youthful Bella and Chagall, having been transported back in time to Vitebsk, their native town in Byelorussia, where they married in 1915. A trellis of leaves, festooned with a garland of white roses, serves as their chuppah, the ceremonial wedding canopy. A village fiddler and a harlequin clarinetist serenade the bride and groom with bittersweet melodies, while angels escort the couple, bearing them aloft as if on a magic carpet, returning them to this cherished moment in time.
Chagall’s blue facsimile signature and embossed seal of Chagall’s estate can be found in the lower right corner. Numbered 76/950. Large gold frame with exquisite matting.
53"W x 66.5"H