Marc Chagall, Hyménée (Hymen) from Daphnis and Chloé, 1961
|Artist:||Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985)|
|Title:||Hyménée (Hymen) from Daphnis and Chloé, 1961|
|Reference:||Cramer 46, Mourlot 349|
|Series:||Daphnis and Chloe Series|
|Medium:||Color lithograph on Arches paper|
|Image:||16 5/8 x 25 1/4 in. (42.2 cm x 64.1 cm)|
|Sheet:||21 1/4 x 30 in. (54 cm x 76.2 cm)|
|Framed:||28 3/4 in x 36 1/4 in (73 cm x 92 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.|
Marc Chagall Hyménée (Hymen) from Daphnis and Chloé, 1961 is a fascinating and stunning lithograph within the illustrious series Daphnis and Chloé. Divided into mainly two parts, the left is filled with a highly energetic crowd full of onlookers while the right depicts a couple in a loving embrace. The tale of Daphnis and Chloé is an epic love story written by Longus, a Greek author of the Late Antiquity. It is in this final scene where both lovers lay together deep in love after a dramatic journey. Chagall renders the couple in a passionate and intimate scene, alone in a barren bedroom. Only with the presence of an angel-like nymph watching over them, this scene unfolds in a whimsical and beautiful manner. It carries the magical tone of the original Greek narrative but with a splash of a Chagallian fantasy world. The colors are rich and dynamic set with a lush background. The onlookers in the crowd play instruments and celebrate the hurrah of both Daphnis and Chloé’s culmination in this romantic and personal scene.
Created in 1961, Marc Chagall Hyménée (Hymen) from Daphnis and Chloé, 1961 is a color lithograph on Arches paper and 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 Hyménée (Hymen) 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. 349.
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 Hyménée (Hymen) from Daphnis and Chloé, 1961 is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complementary moulding and optical grade Plexiglas.