Lot 15: MARC CHAGALL, (FRENCH/RUSSIAN, 1887-1985), "NOW THE KING LOVED SCIENCE AND GEOMETRY" PLATE 10 FROM "FOUR TALES FROM THE ARABIAN NIGHTS"
December 6, 2016
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
"NOW THE KING LOVED SCIENCE AND GEOMETRY"
PLATE 10 FROM "FOUR TALES FROM THE ARABIAN NIGHTS"
1948, pencil signed and inscribed ''Pl. 10,'' numbered 34/90 (there was also an edition of 10 in Roman numerals and an edition of 11 lettered A-K), with wide margins, Pantheon Books, New York, publisher. Color lithograph on laid paper.
image: 14 5/8 x 11 in. (37.1 x 27.8cm)
sheet: 16 13/16 x 13 in. (42.6 x 33cm)
[Mourlot, 45; see Cramer Books, 24]
With the palest time and mat staining. The colors are fresh. A few pinprick fox marks verso, including one that shows through in the upper center margin just above the figure in white. Other minute light brown flecks of discoloration verso in a vaguely vertical band along the reverse of the left side of the sheet, none showing through. These don't appear to be fox marks. Affixed to the support with two rice paper hinges at the reverse of the upper margin corners, with traces of old linen tape remains beneath. Otherwise in very good condition.
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