MARC CHAGALL 1887 – 1985
[Shagal, Mark, Zakharovich, Moses]
Vitebsk, Belarus 1887 – 1985 Saint-Paul-de-Vence (Russian/French)
Title: The Rabbi, from: My Life | Der Rabbi, aus: Mein Leben, 1922
Technique: Original Hand Signed and Numbered Etching with Drypoint on Japan Paper
Paper size: 42.55 x 33.5 cm. / 16.7 x 13.2 in.
Image size: 24.5 x 18.5 cm. / 9.7 x 7.3 in.
Additional Information: This original etching with drypoint is hand signed in pencil by the artist “Marc Chagall” at the lower right corner.
It is also hand numbered in pencil from the edition of 110, at the lower left margin.
There were 84 impressions on laid paper and a further 26 impressions on Japan.
It was published by Paul Cassirer, Berlin in 1923.
Note: The work was part of Chagall’s important and renowned series “Mein Leben” (My Life), which included different etchings, all relating to significant events in his life. It was intended to illustrate his first autobiography.
Hauswedell & Nolte, Hamburg – Auction 387 – Lot 984, May 28th, 2005 (illustrated).
Arturo Schwarz Collection, Milan
Literature: Kornfeld, E.W. (1971). Marc Chagall – Catalogue Raisonné de l’ouevre gravé. Vol I 1922-1966. Bern: Kornfeld & Klipstein.
Reference: Kornfeld 21 II.c (of II.c)
Condition: Very good condition. Soft handling creases in the margins. Remnants of hinging tape along the upper and left sheet edges, verso.