Marc Chagall, Sacrifice aux Nymphes (Sacrifices Made to the Nymphs), 1961
|Artist:||Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985)|
|Title:||Sacrifice aux Nymphes (Sacrifices Made to the Nymphs), 1961|
|Series:||Daphnis and Chloe Series|
|Image:||16 5/8 in x 12 3/4 in (42.2 cm x 32.4 cm)|
|Sheet:||21 1/4 in x 15 in (54 cm x 38.1 cm)|
|Framed:||24 1/4 in x 21 1/8 in (61.6 cm x 53.7 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.|
Considered by Fernand Mourlot to be included in "the most important graphic work that Marc Chagall has created thus far," this piece is one of the stunning lithographs within the illustrated work of Daphnis and Chloé. Having dedicated 3 years to this project, Marc Chagall undertook a series of lithographs that perhaps defined his career, making these pieces "a work of notable importance which, unquestionably, can be placed at the top of the list of illustrated works of our time" (Mourlot 131). Daphnis and Chloé, the two romantic heroes of Greek writer, Longus, are two childhood friends who undergo the trials and tribulations of growing up and, consequently, falling in love.
Created in 1961, Marc Chagall Sacrifice aux Nymphes (Sacrifices Made to the Nymphs) from Daphnis and Chloé, 1961 is one of 42 lithographs contained in the illustrated book, Daphnis and Chloe, printed by Tériade Éditeur, Paris. This work 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:
1. Gauss, Ulrike, ed. Marc Chagall: The Lithographs, La Collection Sorlier, Stuttgart, 1960. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 330 on pg. 160 and detailed on pgs. 138-9.
2. Mourlot, Fernand. The Lithographs of Chagall, vol. II 1957-1962, Monté Carlo, 1960. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 330 on pgs. 150-151 and detailed on pg. 131.
3. Sorlier, Charles. Le Livre des Livres: Marc Chagall, the Illustrated Books, Berne, 1990. Detailed on pgs. 14-16 and listed on pg. 86.
ABOUT THE FRAMING:
Framed to archival museum grade conservation standards, this piece is framed in a complementary moulding and optical grade Plexiglas.