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Lot No. 127

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current bid: $1200
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Marc Chagall

Russian/French 1887-1985
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    "Lot And His Daughters" Plate 9 From The "Etchings For The Bible", Series Of 105 Etchings

    etching with hand coloring, on Arches watermarked paper , c. 1931-1939 , signed with the initials which signifies the hand water-colored editions , numbered 13/100, from the edition of 100 published on wide margined Arches paper, aside from the bound edition without coloring or signature on smaller sheets, with the plate number verso bottom left, As published by Ambrose Vollard, Paris and printed by Teriade, Paris.

  • Condition:The full sheet, with bottom showing prior folding crease 1 1/4 inch from edge. . The full sheet with artificial deckle edges as published.
  • Sheet: 17-1/4x12-1/8 inches (44 x 33 cm)
  • Plate: 12 by 9 in. (30 x 22 cm.)
  • Framing: Framed in hand gold leafed seemless corner frame, with museum anti-reflective clear uv-3 screening acrylic. Mounted in accordance with accepted conservation standards, acid free mats and mounts, removable hinging.
  • Note: The somewhat bizarre biblical narrative from the old testament that this plate relates to is fully detailed at this link:

    This series of etchings (1931-1937, 1952-56) were started in the 1930s and completed in the fifties with most plates finished in the thirties. Plate 9 probably is from an early printing.

    Some consider this to be the artist's masterwork.

    Interestingly a law suit was successfully brought against Barron's magazine which alleged, apparently incorrectly, that Chagall did not apply the hand coloring personally.
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1200-3000 1200,

* Estimates do not include 25% buyer's premium (see Terms and Conditions). NR means no reserve (minimum bid $50 unless otherwise posted). Estimates in other currencies based on conversion rates of Euro: 0.99 , British Pound 0.84, Swiss Fr 0.99. All conversion values are approximate with the final cost determined in dollars.
workcode: mc-1875v-01