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Marc Chagall: Original Lithograph Bible "David saved by Michal" 1960

Marc Chagall: David saved by Michal, Original Lithograph Verve Illustrations for The Bible, 1960 | Prints
Original lithograph in colours for "Illustrations for The Bible" Verve, Mourlot
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Marc Chagall: Original Lithograph Bible David saved by Michal 1960
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Marc Chagall: David saved by Michal, Original Lithograph Verve Illustrations for The Bible, 1960 | Prints


"David saved by Michal"

In the darkness, we can witness an exciting scene. The crescent moon in the upper left, covering the scene in pale light, indicates that it is night time. In a dimly shining white, a glazing grey-blue and a flowing violet, we become witnesses of David fleeing from Saul’s men who want to kill him. Michal, his wife, is left behind. She was able to warn him just in time and urged him to flee. Chagall uniquely captures the moment of David’s falling, leaving the ending of this dramatic scene open.

This is  N O T  a mass-produced reprint (offset or grano lithograph from a so-called "Limited edition") but the original lithograph from Chagalls Bible II, exactly as referenced in Mourlot's catalogue raisonné.
Original edition:
6.500 unsigned impressions on Velin + 50 signed and numbered impressions on Arches paper
35,5 x 26 cm | 14" x 10.2" (sheet size = image size)
Published by :
Éditions de la Revue Verve, Teriade, Paris, 1960
Printed by :
Mourlot, Paris
On the reverse: another original lithograph in black (Mourlot 273);
Biblical reference: Sam 19, 8-18
In 1956, the French art critic and publisher Tériade brought out a special issue of the legendary art magazine Verve, which was exclusively devoted to one of Marc Chagalls major themes: The Bible. For this outstanding issue, Chagall composed 18 full-page colour lithographs and 12 in black and white. For his "Bible I" Marc Chagall focused on characters from the Old Testament such as the Founding Fathers, the Kings, the Prophets and Angels. Four years later, in 1960, the follow-up issue "Illustrations for The Bible" was published, with another 24 gorgeous color lithographs. Since then, vast numbers of reproductions were put in circulation which are anything but original(!) lithographs.
Mourlot, F., Chagall Lithograph [II] 1957-1962, A. Sauret, Monte Carlo 1963, N° 250 + 273

Your print is being delivered with an abstract from the a.m. catalogue raisonné. In addition, you'll receive a proof of identity (without selling price) in case this print is intended as a present.
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