MARC CHAGALL 1887-1985
[Shagal, Mark, Zakharovich, Moses]
Vitebsk, Belarus 1887-1985 Saint-Paul-de-Vence, Alpes-Maritimes

Title: When Abdullah got the Net Ashore…, from: Four Tales from the Arabian Nights, 1948

Technique: Original Hand Signed Lithograph in Colours on Laid Paper

Paper size: 43 x 33 cm. / 16.9 x 12.9 in.
Image size: 37.5 x 28.7 cm. / 14.8 x 11.2 in.

Additional Information: This original lithograph in colours is hand signed in pencil by the artist “Marc Chagall” at the lower right margin.
This is a proof aside from the edition of 90.
The work is the 8th 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.
There is a thirteenth composition which was only included in ten of the portfolios.

Note: Each composition illustrates a piece of text from one of four tales from the Arabian nights. This composition relates to the story of “Abdullah the Fisherman and Abdullah the Merman”. The text from which the image was created is – “When Abdullah got the net ashore, he saw a man in it and he fled from him, but the man called out to him from within the net…”

1. Mourlot, F., & Sorlier, C., (1960). Chagall: The Lithographs I: 1922-1957 (Catalogue Raisonné). D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.
Reference: Mourlot 43
2. Cramer, P. (1995). Marc Chagall: The Illustrated Books: Catalogue Raisonné. Geneva: Cramer
Reference: Cramer 18

Condition: Very good condition. Very pale time-staining around the image. Very pale staining along the left sheet edge. The colours are very strong.