Marc Chagall, ‘Abdullah discovered before him... (M. 44)’, 1948, Sotheby's
Marc Chagall, ‘Abdullah discovered before him... (M. 44)’, 1948, Sotheby's
Marc Chagall, ‘Abdullah discovered before him... (M. 44)’, 1948, Sotheby's
Marc Chagall, ‘Abdullah discovered before him... (M. 44)’, 1948, Sotheby's
Marc Chagall, ‘Abdullah discovered before him... (M. 44)’, 1948, Sotheby's
Marc Chagall, ‘Abdullah discovered before him... (M. 44)’, 1948, Sotheby's

Progressive proofs of plate 9 from Four Tales from the Arabian Nights, the deluxe edition of 10, on laid paper, printed by Albert Carmen, New York, published by Pantheon Books, New York (6 prints).

each image: 375 by 285 mm 14 3/4 by 11 1/4 in
each sheet: 430 by 331 mm 16 7/8 by 13 in

About Marc Chagall

Honored for his distinct style and pioneering role among Jewish artists, Marc Chagall painted dream-like subjects rooted in personal history and Eastern European folklore. He worked in several mediums, including painting, printmaking, and book illustration, and his stained glass windows can be seen in New York, France, and Jerusalem. Chagall arrived in Paris in 1910 and began experimenting with Cubism, befriending painters Robert Delaunay and Fernand Léger. Chagall’s style has been described as a hybrid of Cubism, Fauvism, and Symbolism, and his supernatural subjects are thought to have significantly influenced the Surrealists. Though he actively engaged in the Parisian artistic community, art for Chagall was first and foremost a means of personal expression. He preferred to be considered separately from other artists, his imagery and allegory uniquely his own.

Russian-French, 1887-1985, Vitebsk, Belarus