Chagall's designs for the bible

PBA Galleries

2015-11-02 12:15:18


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Lot 38: Author: Chagall, Marc. Title: Dessins pour la Bible. Place Published: Paris. Publisher: Verve. Date Published: (1960). Description: Illustrated with 24 color lithograph plates and 96 black and white plates, from the artwork of Marc Chagall. 35.5x26 cm. (14x10 1/4"), original color lithographed pictorial boards. First Edition. Issued as Verve double number 37/38, the illustrations by Chagall deal with biblical themes which he had in general not covered in his 1956 work Illustrations for the Bible, which comprised Verve 33/34. Printed in France by Draeger Freres; the color lithographs produced by Mourlot Freres. Condition: A touch of edge wear; near fine. PBA Galleries' Rare Books & Manuscripts Sunday, 1st November 2015 Estimate: $3000-$5000
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