Portrait II (Portrait of a Man)

Marc Chagall

Portrait II (Portrait of a Man) by Marc Chagall

Details

Artist
Marc Chagall
Title
Portrait II (Portrait of a Man)
Year
c.1911
Medium
pencil on paper
Size
24.5 x 20cm
Details

signed lower left: Marc Chagall

Stock Number
290099

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Provenance

Chagall's son, David McNeil

private collection, 1987

Exhibited

In The Black, Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne, 3 June - 8 August, 2009

Literature

Ratkin, Chagall, Disegni inediti dalla Russe e Parigi, 1989, pp.56-57 (illus.)

Further Information

Accompanied by authentication certificate from David McNeil. In 1944, after Chagall's first wife died, a French speaking English woman, Virginia McNeil, was hired as his housekeeper. A diplomat's daughter, bright and cosmopolitan, she begame Chagall's muse and lover until 1951. Their son, David McNeil, was born in 1946 in New York. This drawing was owned by David until 1987 and the new owner exhibited the drawing throughout Europe and in Florida, USA between 1988 and 2002.