Marc Chagall "Bénédiction d'Ephraim et Manassé" Genesis XLVIII, 17-20

Artist                              Marc Chagall
Title                               "Bénédiction d'Ephraim et Manassé" from "The Bible" series
Date                              1958
Medium                         original hand colored etching
Edition                           from an edition of 100 on Vélin d'Arches 
Signed                           monogrammed
Dimensions                  11 1/2 x 9 3/4"
Availability                    Available
Reference                     Pl. 25

17 And when Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand upon the head of Ephraim, it displeased him: and he held up his father's hand, to remove it from Ephraim's head unto Manasseh's head.

18 And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my father: for this is the firstborn; put thy right hand upon his head.

19 And his father refused, and said, I know it, my son, I know it: he also shall become a people, and he also shall be great: but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of nations.

20 And he blessed them that day, saying, In thee shall Israel bless, saying, God make thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh: and he set Ephraim before Manasseh.

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