|Artist||Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985)|
|Title||Songe de Lamon et de Dryas (Lamons and Dryass Dream) from Daphnis and Chloe, 1961|
|Image Size||16 11/16 in x 12 5/8 in (42.3 cm x 32.1 cm)|
|Sheet Size||21 1/4 in x 14 15/16 in (54 cm x 37.9 cm)|
|Framed Size||36 3/8 in x 31 1/4 in (92.4 cm x 79.4 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.|
Chagall Songe de Lamon et de Dryas is from a series that was considered by Fernand Mourlot to be of "the most important graphic works that Marc Chagall has created thus far." Chagall dedicated three years to creating his Daphnis and Chloe series (Mourlot 131). Daphnis and Chloe, iconic romantic protagonists of Greek lore, are two childhood friends who undergo the trials and tribulations of growing up and, consequently, falling in love. In this lithograph from his critically acclaimed series featuring their story, Chagall combines the Mediterranean lushness of the realm of Pan and Eros with memories of Russian Jewish folktales to commend the protection of the lover’s adoptive parents, Lamons and Dryass. Both dream of maintaining the innocence of their children, but realize that cupid and pan are waiting to throw their adolescents into love.
Created in 1961, Songe de Lamon et de Dryas is one of 42 lithographs contained in the illustrated book Daphnis & Chloe printed by Tériade Éditeur, Paris. Hand-signed in the lower right by Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887 - Saint-Paul, 1985), this work is numbered from the edition of 60 in pencil in the lower left (there is also an unsigned edition without margins).
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Marc Chagall Lamons and Dryass Dream (Songe de Lamon et de Dryas), 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, 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. 311.
3. Sorlier, Charles. Chagall Lithographs, Vol. II 1957-1962. New York: Crown Publishers, 1984. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 311.
4. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.
About the Framing:
Marc Chagall Lamons and Dryass Dream (Songe de Lamon et de Dryas), 1961 is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complementary moulding and finished with linen-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.