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Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985)

Lot 34: 1 of 100 etchings coloured and signed by Chagall

Adams Amsterdam Auctions

December 2, 2019
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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- CHAGALL, Marc (Russian, French 1887 - 1985). Elijah's Vision, 1958. Etching on Arches hand-coloured with watercolour, signed with initials in pencil 'M.Ch.' (lower right) and numbered '17/100' (lower left), signed in the plate 'Chagall' (lower centre), published by Tériade Editeur, Paris and printed by Raymond Haasen, Paris; mounted on cardboard and framed under passe-partout behind glass (no backing). Margins discoloured, small vague marginal stain (lower right corner, image not affected), slightly cockled, impression in good condition.

Dimensions

Image size 31 x 19 cm., frame size 58 x 48.5 cm.

Artist or Maker

CHAGALL, Marc (Russian, French 1887 - 1985).

Literature

Cramer 30

Notes

This etching is part of The Bible series commissioned by Ambroise Vollard in 1931, which consists of 105 etchings illustrating the Old Testament. It took Chagall 25 years to complete this series. He travelled to Palestine, Syria and Egypt to do research and studied other artists' interpretations of the Bible. The series was published in 1956. A limited edition of 100 hand-coloured impressions, including the etching offered here, was printed in 1958. This etching shows the apparition of God to the prophet Elijah while he emerges from the cave he was taking shelter in.

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