Marc Chagall, ‘Chloé's Judgment (Daphnis & Chloé, M.315)’, 1961, Martin Lawrence Galleries

From a total edition of 61 plus several artist and H.C. proofs on Arches Wove. Printed by Mourlot Freres in Paris, France in 1961 and signed by the artist on the lower right.

"One day - for it was now Daphnis's turn to realize what love meant - he and Dorcon engaged in a beauty-contest. Chloe was the judge, and the prize for victory was the privilege of kissing Chloe."

Signature: The print has been signed by the artist.

Image rights: Martin Lawrence Galleries

Publisher: Marc Chagall. Mourlot Frères, Paris

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