In 1956, the etchings on Biblical themes that Chagall had begun for Vollard in 1930, left unpublished (though printed and stored) when he escaped from the Gestapo in 1939, Were finally published by the Swiss publisher teriade, augmented by the pieces that Chagall had added between 1952 and 1956. To celebrate the occasion, Teriade commissioned a set of lithographs on Biblical themes for a special number of the deluxe art review Verve (also published by teriade) that included heliogravure reproductions of all of the Chagall’s Bible etchings. The result was some of the most intense color lithographs that Chagall ever made. These lithographs (12 of which have additional black-and-white lithograph printed on the reverse) show Chagall reveling in color but always sensitive to the themes of the stories he picks to illustrate. In addition to the edition of 75 paper with largin margins signed and numbered by Chagall.
Original color lithograph,1956. 75 signed and numbered impressions plus 6500 unsigned impressions as ours.
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