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La Vie paysanne (Peasant Life)

Marc Chagall (Belarusian, 1887–1985). La Vie paysanne (Peasant Life), 1925. Oil on canvas, 39 3/8 x 31 1/2 inches (100 x 80 cm). Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Room of Contemporary Art Fund, 1941 (RCA1941:16). © Estate of Marc Chagall / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

© Estate of Marc Chagall / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

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© Estate of Marc Chagall / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

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© Estate of Marc Chagall / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

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Marc Chagall

Belarusian, born Vitebsk, Russia (now Belarus), active in France, 1887-1985

La Vie paysanne (Peasant Life), 1925

oil on canvas

support: 39 3/8 x 31 1/2 inches (100.01 x 80.01 cm); framed: 48 3/8 x 40 1/2 x 2 1/4 inches (122.87 x 102.87 x 5.72 cm)

Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Room of Contemporary Art Fund, 1941

RCA1941:16

Currently On View

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Inscriptions

signature, dated / lower left / M. ChAgAll 1925

Provenance

the artist;
to Pierre Matisse Gallery, 1941;
sold to the Albright Art Gallery, October 9, 1941

Class

Paintings

Work Type

Oil painting

This information may change due to ongoing research. Glossary of Terms

Marc Chagall’s early life in a region of what was then Russia (now Belarus) formed the underlying basis of his artistic themes. Works like Peasant Life call on his happy memories and the joyful beliefs of Hasidic Judaism, such as the importance of emotion over intellect and the delight in experiencing a loving creator all around you. 

Label from Picasso: The Artist and His Models, November 5, 2016–February 19, 2017

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