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MARC CHAGALL 1887-1985

[Shagal, Mark, Zakharovich, Moses]

Vitebsk, Belarus 1887-1985 Saint-Paul-de-Vence (Russian/French)

Title: The Descent Toward Sodom, 1956

Technique: Original Hand-Coloured Etching with Watercolor on Arches vellum paper

Paper size : 53.5 X 39 cm / 20.9 X 15.35 in

Image size : 32.5 X 23.5 cm / 12.8 X 9.25 in

Additional Information: This etching is hand-coloured by the artist in yellow, red and green watercolor. 

It is signed in pencil “M. Ch.” in the lower right margins.

It is numbered in pencil “58/100” on the lower left margins.

The work is from “The Bible” series and was printed by Raymond Haasen, Paris in 1958  in a limited edition of 100 hand colored impressions.

It is the 8th plate in the series of 105 images that Chagall created for his important series published by Tériade, Paris.

Literature:

1. Cramer, Patrick. Marc Chagall, The Illustrated Books: Catalogue Raisonné.

Reference: Cramer 30

2. Marc Chagall and Ambroise Vollard: Complete Catalogue of Etchings by Marc Chagall commissioned by Ambroise Vollard, ed. Charles Sorlier.

Reference: Vollard 206

Condition: Good Condition. Paper discoloured.