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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.


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.