The Circus


  • medium Color Lithograph
  • edition 1/1
  • size 9.50w x 12.50h in
  • created 1960

COA: This work comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from West Chelsea Contemporary.
Published by: Éditions André Sauret, Monte-Carlo
Printed by: Mourlot, Paris
Remarks: Between 1960 and 1974 Chagall created 28 full-page original lithographs for the six authoritative volumes on his entire lithographic work.
Literature: Mourlot, Fernand. Chagall Lithograph [II] 1957-1962, André Sauret, Monte-Carlo 1963, No. 289
Additional Info: “The Circus” by Marc Chagall is a clear impression with rich colors depicting two clowns preforming in the ring at a circus as well as a lute player in the upper right corner and a mule in the bottom right corner and an indistinct audience in the background. The dominate color is soft yellow with all the detail being in black and white. This lithograph measures 12.5 inches tall by 9.5 inches wide and was created in 1963 as a part of a bound book. This is from an unsigned edition of 6000, compiled and written by Fernand Mourlot and published by Monte Carlo: A. Sauret as “Chagall Lithographe 1957 – 1962” and is one of 6000 unsigned editions. This piece comes framed in a black semi-gloss contemporary scoop frame and double matted with white linen and glossy black matting.