Merci pour le beau séjour. 1952. Mixed media. Watercolor, pastel and ink. Signed and dated "Poros 4-9-1952" lower left, as well as inscribed with "merci pour le beau sejour" lower center. Verso with handwritten inscriptions. On Velin paper. 29.5 x 24.6 cm (11.6 x 9.6 in), Sheet size.
• Dedicated to the friend and publisher Tériade • Tériade (actually Efstratos Eleftheriades) commisioned Chagall with the cycle Daphnis and Chloe • Marvelous combination of a soft representation and strong colors • From the important year 1952.
Accompanied with a certificate by the Comité Marc Chagall from 7 October 2005.
PROVENANCE: Private Collection Baden-Württemberg Private Collection North Rhine-Westphalia.
LITERATURE: Christie's, New York, 1724. Auction Impressionist and Modern Works on Paper, 9 November 2006, Lot-Nr. 214.