MARC CHAGALL 1887-1985
[Shagal, Mark, Zakharovich, Moses]
Vitebsk, Belarus 1887-1985 Saint-Paul-de-Vence, Alpes-Maritimes
Title: Then he Spent the Night with her Embracing and Clipping…, from: Four Tales from the Arabian Nights, 1948
Technique: Original Hand Signed and Numbered Lithograph in Colours on Laid Paper
Paper size: 43 x 33 cm. / 16.9 x 12.9 in.
Image size: 37 x 28 cm. / 14.6 x 11 in.
Additional Information: This original lithograph in colours is hand signed in pencil by the artist “Marc Chagall” at the lower right margin.
It is also numbered in pencil from the edition of 90 and inscribed “pl. 3”, at the lower left margin
The work is the 3rd plate (of 12) from the Album “Four Tales from the Arabian Nights”.
This work was printed in 1948 in a limited edition of 90 signed and numbered impressions by Albert Carman, New York. It was published by Pantheon, New York.
Each composition illustrates a piece of text from one of four tales from the Arabian nights. This composition relates to the story of “Kamar al- Zaman and the Jewellers Wife”. The text from which the image was created is – “Then he spent the night with her embracing and clipping…”
1. Mourlot, F., & Sorlier, C., (1960). Chagall: The Lithographs I: 1922-1957 (Catalogue Raisonné). D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.
Reference: Mourlot 38
2. Cramer, P. (1995). Marc Chagall: The Illustrated Books: Catalogue Raisonné. Geneva: Cramer
Reference: Cramer 18
Condition: Very good condition. Very pale, unobtrusive staining across the sheet. Two areas of skinning at the lower corners verso. A skilfully repaired tear at the upper sheet edge.