Marc Chagall, ‘Bible: Verve. Vol. VIII, Nos 33 et 34 (M. 117-146; C. Bks. 25)’, 1956, Sotheby's
Marc Chagall, ‘Bible: Verve. Vol. VIII, Nos 33 et 34 (M. 117-146; C. Bks. 25)’, 1956, Sotheby's
Marc Chagall, ‘Bible: Verve. Vol. VIII, Nos 33 et 34 (M. 117-146; C. Bks. 25)’, 1956, Sotheby's

From the edition of 6500, bound (as issued), on wove paper, with an additional original lithograph printed on the hard cover, 105 héliogravures after etchings by the artist, title page and text in French by Meyer Shapiro and Jean Wahl, printed by Mourlot Frères, Paris, published by Verve, Paris (29 prints).

sheets: 355 by 261 mm 14 by 10 1/2 in
overall: 364 by 268 by 24 mm 14 1/3 by 10 1/2 by 1 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