CHANA ORLOFF (1888 - 1968)
Ida Chagall, 1923
Bronze with brown patina
The model from 1923, the present cast is a post mortem edition from Susse foundeur
Signed « Chana Orloff », dated 1923 and numbered 4/8
Stamped with the foundry stamp Susse Fondeur Paris on the base
Certtificate of authenticity delivered by Chana Orloff Comity
OriginCollection particulière, Paris.
HistoryThe sculpture depicting Ida Chagall, daughter of Marc Chagall aged seven at the time of the creation, is without a doubt the cornerstone exteriorizing and embodying the invariable ties the Orloff and Chagall families have maintained throughout the XXth Century. Their affinity relied indeed on the fact that they were similarly irrigated by their dual identities : Russian or Ukrainian jew as well as artist in Paris.
Exhibitions1926 Exposition particulière, Galerie Druet, Paris. 1997 Exposition particulière, Galerie Vallois, Paris. 2005 Exposition particulière, Galerie Vallois, Paris.
BibliographyLéon Werth, Chana Orloff, Éditions Grès, 1927.
E. Des Courières, Chana Orloff, Les sculpteurs français nouveaux, n°6, Librairie Gallimard, Paris, 1927.
Félix Marcilhac, Chana Orloff, Les Éditions de l’Amateur, Paris, 1991, referenced under the n°69, p. 216 et 217 of the catalogue raisonné and reproduced in photograph p. 61, 62 et 63.