Marc Chagall, Enlévement de Chloé (Chloe is carried off by the Methymneans) from Daphnis and Chloé, 1961

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Artist: Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985)
Title: Enlévement de Chloé (Chloe is carried off by the Methymneans) from Daphnis and Chloé, 1961
Reference: Mourlot 327
Series: Daphnis and Chloe
Medium: Color lithograph on Arches paper
Image Size: 16 1/2 in x 25 1/4 in (42 cm x 64 cm)
Sheet Size: 21 1/4 in x 29 15/16 in (54 cm x 76 cm)
Framed Size: approx. 32 1/4 in x 40 15/16 in (81.9 cm x 103.9 cm)
Edition: Numbered from the edition of 60 in pencil in the lower left margin.
Signature: This work is hand signed by Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887 – Saint-Paul, 1985) in pencil in the lower right margin.
Condition: This work is in excellent condition.
Gallery Price: Please call us 510-777-9970 for availability.
ID # W-6307

Marc Chagall Enlévement de Chloé (Chloe is carried off by the Methymneans) from Daphnis and Chloé, 1961 is a stunning and gorgeous work of art that depicts vibrant characters and electrifying hues of different shades across the color spectrum. It is a lively scene with human forms on horses, an army of people carrying war instruments, and finally animals running around daintily on the foreground. This beautiful composition flows so fluidly, it is easy to appreciate the languid and somehow enthusiastic quality. In such a robust scene, we see two lovers, Daphnis and Chloe, lovingly embraced in the midst of chaos. They are seemingly unbothered by their surroundings, only living in their world of love and desire. There is an exotic and sensual element exuding out between these two. The bright hues of aquamarine blue and soft creamy yellow create an empathetic balance that is soft on our eyes. We sympathize with this sad but glorifying couple.

Chagall became engrossed in rich literature of the Late Antiquity. This particular work of art is a part of Chagall’s pictorial rendition of Daphnis and Chloe by Longus, a Greek author of the Late Antiquity. The narrative of these two lovers transpires into a long winded adventurous novel, depicting scenes of wedded bliss, tragedy, and glorification homecomings of lost lovers. Manifesting of rich Mediterranean landscapes where Chagall personally drew inspiration from, any Chagall enthusiast would marvel at this work.

Created in 1961, Marc Chagall Enlévement de Chloé (Chloe is carried off by the Methymneans) from Daphnis and Chloé, 1961 is a color lithograph on Arches paper. Hand signed by Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887 – Saint-Paul, 1985) in pencil in the lower right margin, this work is numbered from the edition of 60 in pencil in the lower left margin.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Marc Chagall Enlévement de Chloé (Chloe is carried off by the Methymneans) from Daphnis and Chloé, 1961, is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the final sale of the work)

1. Cramer, Patrick. Marc Chagall, The Illustrated Books: Catalogue Raisonnè, Geneva: Patrick Cramer, 1995. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 46.

2. Gauss, Ulrike, ed. Marc Chagall: The Lithographs, La Collection Sorlier, Stuttgart: D.A. P., 1960. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 327.

3. Mourlot, Fernand. The Lithographs of Chagall, Vol II. 1957-1962. France: Andre Sauret, 1963. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 327.

4. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:

Marc Chagall Enlévement de Chloé (Chloe is carried off by the Methymneans) from Daphnis and Chloé, 1961 is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complementary moulding and finished with linen-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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