Provenance Research

Marc Chagall (1887-1985)
The Red Rooster, 1940
Oil on canvas
28 3/4 x 36 in. (73.4 x 91.5 cm)
Bequest of Mary E. Johnston, 1967.1426
2002 Artists Right Society (ARS), ADAGP, Paris

Signed and dated lower right: "Chagall / Marc 940"

A red rooster, seen in profile, is depicted in the left area of the canvas, and a tree is at the far right. Floating above is a blue-faced man with his left arm outstretched.


1940-probably 1941:   Marc Chagall, probably consigned to
By at least November 25, 1941-
February 27, 1942:
  (Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York, sold to [1])
February 27, 1942-1967:   Mary E. Johnston, Cincinnati, by bequest to
1967-present:   Cincinnati Art Museum

[1] The painting was included in an exhibition of Chagall's work at the Pierre Matisse Gallery, November 25 to December 13, 1941, no. 15.

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