Marc Chagall, ‘Pierrot avec Parapluie (Man with Umbrella)’


  • Marc Chagall
  • Pierrot avec Parapluie (Man with Umbrella)
  • 1926-1927
  • Hand-coloured etching and lift ground technique on Arches
  • Signed and numbered in pencil
  • Edition of 50
  • Image Size: 14″ x 11.5″
  • Frame Size: 29.25″ x 25.5″
  • Reference: Figure 72 in “Chagall: His Graphic Work”, Published by Harry Abrams, 1957
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Pierrot is a character who originated from 17th century Italian comedy troupes, and is the atypical sad clown. He is the butt of jokes but a trusting and comical character. Here he is portrayed by Marc Chagall (Russian/French, 1887-1985) floating merrily through the sky grasping his umbrella.