Les Trois Cierges
Artwork: Les Trois Cierges
Size: 130.2 x 97.1 cm
Medium: Oil on canvas
Creation year: 1939
Marks: Signed and dated 'Marc Chagall 1939' (lower right)
Category: Paintings
Provenance: Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York (acquired from the artist, 1941); Reader's Digest, New York (1946); sale, Sotheby's, New York, 16 November 1998, lot 37
Exhibition history: Paris, Galerie Mai, Chagall: Oeuvres Recente, January-February 1940; New York, Pierre Matisse Gallery, Retrospective Exhibition of Paintings and Gouaches from 1910 to 1941: Marc Chagall, November-December 1941, no. 11 (dated 1938); Pasadena Art Museum, Marc Chagall: Seventieth Anniversary Exhibition, May-July 1957, p. 28, no. 30 (illustrated, p. 20; dated 1938-1940); New York, M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., Reader’s Digest Collection, May-June 1963, p. 25 (illustrated in color; dated 1938-1940); Tokyo, Palaceside Building, Forty Paintings from The Reader’s Digest Collection: An Exhibition Held Under the Gracious Patronage of Their Imperial Highnesses Prince and Princess Takamatsu, October 1966, p. 6, no. 8 (illustrated in color, p. 14; dated 1938-1940); New York, Pierre Matisse Gallery, Marc Chagall: A Celebration, May-June 1977, no. 7 (illustrated); London, Royal Academy of Arts and Philadelphia Museum of Art, Chagall, January-July 1985, p. 215, no. 82 (illustrated; illustrated again in color, p. 115 and dated 1938-1940); New York, Wildenstein & Co; St. Paul, Minnesota; Detroit; Chicago; Stuttgart, Germany; London, England and Paris, France, Selections from the Reader’s Digest Collection, September 1985-February 1986, pp. 18 and 81 (illustrated in color, p. 19)

Christie's New York

Date: 2017-05-15
Lot Number: 6A