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ARTIST: Marc Chagall

YEAR: 1956

MEDIUM: Color Lithograph

IMAGE SIZE: 10.25 x 14 in (approx.)


EDITION: From the hardcover Verve Volume VIII, Nos 33 and 34. Paris, France 1956

CONDITION: Excellent

DESCRIPTION: The complete book, comprising 29 lithographs, 17 printed in colors, with accompanying text by Meyer Schapiro and Jean Wahl, from the edition of 6,500; together with dessins pour la bible, verve, vol. x, nos. 37-8 (M. 230-77; C. Bks. 42), the complete book, comprising 48 lithographs, 25 printed in colors, with accompanying text by Gaston Bachelard, both published by Editions de la Revue Verve, 1956 and 1960, on wove paper, in good condition, bound as issued; together with verve, vols. i-ix, nos. 1-12, 14-32, 35-36, a large group of periodicals, with illustrations of artists’ work, some duplicate volumes, all published by Editions de la Revue Verve, 1937-58, on wove paper.

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This is an original color lithograph from a biblical series Chagall was commissioned to create for a deluxe edition of the literary magazine Verve. Chagall had a lifetime fascination with the Bible and he called it “the greatest source of poetry of all time.” Using a whimsical yet sensitive style, he highlighted key moments from the Old Testament.



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Additional information

Weight 9.5 lbs
Dimensions 19.5 × 22.5 × 3 in