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Carmen by Marc Chagall

Carmen by Marc Chagall

Christopher-Clark Fine Art



Edition Size: 150

Image Size: 39 5/8 x 25 5/8 inches

Sheet Size: 40 x 26 inches

Reference: 25396


Condition: Excellent

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Hand-signed in black crayon lower right Chagall.

A superb impression of the first version of this subject, from the edition of 150 with poster text, numbered in white crayon lower right. Transcribed by Charles Sorlier from Chagall’s maquette for “The Triumph of Music,” (Chagall’s painting installed at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York) with the annotation “D’APRES MARC CHAGALL – CH. SORLIER GRAV.” added to the stone lower left.  Published by Editions of the Metropolitan Opera, New York; printed at Atelier Mourlot, Paris, bearing its credit line on the stone lower right.

Catalog: Mourlot CS39; Chagall’s Posters Catalogue Raisonné p. 108.

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Marc Chagall

Marc Chagall began using printmaking techniques when he was 35 years old. He produced a lot of lithographs, etchings, and woodcuts while residing in Berlin, Germany, during the time. The art dealer Vollard hired Chagall in 1923 to illustrate the Bible, La Fontaine’s Fables, and The Dead Souls by Gogol.

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