Black ink drawing with watercolor, portrait of the artist with bird, executed on the title page of "Marc Chagall," published by Frederick A. Praeger, New York, 1957. Attributed* to Marc Chagall (1887-1985). Signed, dedicated, and dated 1959. 9 3/4 x 8 inches. Unframed for inspection and shipping.
Provenance: Ex-collection Odet Guigo, Paris. Acquired from the latter by the consignor's family sometime after 1980. Monsieur Guigo was a French art collector and purchasing agent for an Amercian department store chain.
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