MARC CHAGALL 1887 – 1985
[Shagal, Mark, Zakharovich, Moses]
Vitebsk, Belarus 1887 – 1985 Saint-Paul-de-Vence (Russian/French)
Title: The Talmud Teacher, from: My Life | Der Talmudlehrer, aus: Mein Leben, 1922
Technique: Original Hand Signed and Numbered Etching with Drypoint on laid Paper
Paper size: 45.1 x 34.9 cm. / 17.7 x 13.7 in.
Image size: 24.8 x 18.6 cm. / 9.8 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 paper.
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.
Literature: Kornfeld, E.W. (1971). Marc Chagall – Catalogue Raisonné de l’ouevre gravé. Vol I 1922-1966. Bern: Kornfeld & Klipstein.
Reference: Kornfeld 9
Condition: Very good condition. The sheet with light toning along the left sheet edge. A foxmark in the lower margin. Very soft handling creases at the sheet edges. Remnants of hinging along the upper sheet edge.