Marc Chagall, The Tribe of Levi (from Twelve Maquettes of Stained Glass Windows),1964


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Signed Marc Chagall Color Lithograph on Arches Paper, The Tribe of Levi (from Twelve Maquettes of Stained Glass Windows),1964

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Artist:Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985)After

Title:The Tribe of Levi (from Twelve Maquettes of Stained Glass Windows),1964

Reference:CS 14

Medium:Color Lithograph on Arches Paper

Image Size:24 1/8 in x 18 1/8 in (61.6 cm x 46.4 cm)

Sheet Size:29 1/8 in x 20 11/16 in (74 cm x 52.5 cm)

Edition:Numbered from the edition of 200 in pencil in the lower left margin.

Signature:Hand signed by Marc Chagall (1887 – 1985) in pencil in the lower right margin; published by Mourlot, Paris and printed by Charles Sorlier, Paris.

Condition:This work is in excellent condition.

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Created in 1964, The Tribe of Levi was part of a series of twelve lithographs which Chagall designed after the stain glass windows he created for the synagogue of the Hadassah-Hebrew Medical Center located just outside of Jerusalem.  The work was engraved and printed by Charles Sorlier in collaboration with Marc Chagall on Arches wove paper; in the lower left of the image, ‘CH. SORLIER_GRAV. LITH.’  On the lower right hand on the reverse side of the sheet, there is printed text which reads, ‘MARC CHAGALL | MAQUETTE DU VITRAIL ‘LEVI’ | pour Jérusalem’.  Hand signed by Marc Chagall (1887 – 1985) in pencil in the lower right margin; numbered from the edition of 200 in pencil in the lower left margin (aside from an edition of 150 signed and numbered in Arabic numerals and 75 in Roman numerals).

According to Jean Leymarie of The Jerusalem Windows:
“Around the Torah burn “like flamboyant jacinthes,” according to Chagall, the candles which generate a mystic light.  The two objects in the form of a candelabrum in front of the altar suggest, in addition, a possible allusion to the cup of the kiddush and the candlestick of the havdala. The four heraldic animals of the synagogue, embodying religious spirituality, whose bright colors emerge from the deep yellow background, frolic around a vase of offerings filled with flowers and fruits as well as around the star, emblem of David, the symbolic hexagram which has become the widespread symbol of Judaism today.  Its presence is anachronistic, but it is charged with an intense beauty.

“Chagall has magnificently animated the yellow ground, so difficult to make lustrous, by a continuous vibration of little details painted with lightness and delicacy, like oriental embroidery, and numerous accents of light.  Notice the use of silvered yellow and, in a portion of the stage, the Persian rose-gold (17).”

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Marc Chagall The Tribe of Levi (from The Twelve Maquettes of Stained Glass Windows for Jerusalem), 1964 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoice accompanying the final sale of the work).
1)    Leymarie, Jean, Marc Chagall The Jerusalem Windows, 1975, listed on pages 17-23.

2)    Sorlier, Charles, Chagall Lithographs, 1974-79, 1984, listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné CS 14.

3) A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:
Marc Chagall The Tribe of Levi (from The Twelve Maquettes of Stained Glass Windows for Jerusalem), 1964 is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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Marc Chagall (1887-1985)

Marc Chagall Biography

Marc Chagall was born July 7, 1887, in Vitebsk, Russia. From 1907 to 1910, he studied in Saint Petersburg, at the Imperial Society for the Protection of the Arts and later with Léon Bakst. In 1910, he moved to Paris, where he associated with Guillaume Apollinaire and Robert Delaunay and encountered Fauvism and Cubism. He participated in the Salon des Indépendants and the Salon d’Automne in 1912. His first solo show was held in 1914 at Der Sturm gallery in Berlin.

Chagall visited Russia in 1914, and was prevented from returning to Paris by the outbreak of war. He settled in Vitebsk, where he was appointed Commissar for Art in 1918. He founded the Vitebsk Popular Art School and directed it until disagreements with the Suprematists resulted in his resignation in 1920. He moved to Moscow and executed his first stage designs for the State Jewish Chamber Theater there. After a sojourn in Berlin, Chagall returned to Paris in 1923 and met Ambroise Vollard. His first retrospective took place in 1924 at the Galerie Barbazanges-Hodebert, Paris. During the 1930s, he traveled to Palestine, the Netherlands, Spain, Poland, and Italy. In 1933, the Kunsthalle Basel held a major retrospective of his work.

Watch: Marc Chagall’s exhibition in Moscow’s Tretyakov Gallery

During World War II, Chagall fled to the United States. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, gave him a retrospective in 1946. He settled permanently in France in 1948 and exhibited in Paris, Amsterdam, and London. During 1951, he visited Israel and executed his first sculptures. The following year, the artist traveled in Greece and Italy. During the 1960s, Chagall continued to travel widely, often in association with large-scale commissions he received. Among these were windows for the synagogue of the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, installed in 1962; a ceiling for the Paris Opéra, installed in 1964; a window for the United Nations building, New York, installed in 1964; murals for the Metropolitan Opera House, New York, installed in 1967; and windows for the cathedral in Metz, France, installed in 1968. An exhibition of the artist’s work from 1967 to 1977 was held at the Musée du Louvre, Paris, in 1977-78, and a major retrospective was held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 1985. During his lifetime he also created popular lithographs, such as Maternity. Chagall died March 28, 1985, in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France.

“When Matisse dies,” Pablo Picasso remarked, “Chagall will be the only painter left who understands what color really is.” Picasso claimed he was not a fan of the “flying violins and all the folklore, but his canvases are really painted, not just thrown together.” He followed up by saying, “There’s never been anybody since Renoir who has the feeling for light that Chagall has.”

The Museum of Biblical Art describes The Bible Chagall prints as showing “Chagall’s fluid forms, dreamlike sense of space and unique style. In his choice of subject matter, Chagall reveals his reading of the Old Testament in its moments of triumph, sorrow, and prophecy.”

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