Marc Chagall "Four Tales of the Arabian Nights" Planche 11"

"He went up to the couch and found a young lady asleep, chemised with her hair as she where the full moon rising over the Eastern horizon..."
Artist                             Marc Chagall
Title                              " Planche 11"
Date                             1948
Medium                        original color lithograph
Edition                          from an edition of 90 on wove 
Signed                         hand signed and numbered
Dimensions                 15 x 11 1/4"
Availability                   Not Available
Reference                    M.46


These lithographs won the Graphic Prize at the Venice Biennial in 1948.  To date, they are considered to be some of the very best examples of lithographic work done produced prior to 1950.  They also represent Chagall’s first foray into colour lithography. Prior to this work, all of Chagall’s lithographs (35 in total) were in black-and-white.  The predominant theme in the illustrations is that of separation or loss of love, reunion and the meaning of death.  Chagall suffered the loss of his own wife prior to producing these prints.  The stories he chose have themes of loss and reunion running through them.

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