In its upcoming auction Dec. 14 of Israeli and International art, Sotheby's will be auctioning three rare large oil paintings from 1931-35 by Marc Chagall showing interiors of synagogues, and also two paintings showing synagogue interiors by the 19th century French painter Edouard Moyse. The paintings all come from the collection of a descendant of the art collector Max Cottin who acquired the Chagalls in 1945.
Chagall's paintings include a 1935 oil on canvas work showing the interior of the now-destroyed Kloyz of the Vilna Gaon in Vilnius, as well as two paintings of synagogues in Israel.
|Chagall's 1935 oil of the Kloyz synagogue in Vilna. Photo courtesy of Sotheby's.|
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