oil and India ink on canvas
13 3/4 x 10 5/8 in.
with signature stamp lower left
The present work comprises several of Chagalls's iconographic elements: his hometown Vitebsk, a woman who receives a bouquet of flowers from a rooster, the symbol of fertility, the artist himself in the costume of a harlequin with a violin, a child and a donkey. The artist, over ninety years old, indulges in memories of the past in a still powerful and sensuous pictorial language.