Marc Chagall, ‘Four Tales from the Arabian Nights (Mourlot 36 - 47; Cramer Books 18)’, 1948, Sotheby's
Marc Chagall, ‘Four Tales from the Arabian Nights (Mourlot 36 - 47; Cramer Books 18)’, 1948, Sotheby's
Marc Chagall, ‘Four Tales from the Arabian Nights (Mourlot 36 - 47; Cramer Books 18)’, 1948, Sotheby's
Marc Chagall, ‘Four Tales from the Arabian Nights (Mourlot 36 - 47; Cramer Books 18)’, 1948, Sotheby's
Marc Chagall, ‘Four Tales from the Arabian Nights (Mourlot 36 - 47; Cramer Books 18)’, 1948, Sotheby's
Marc Chagall, ‘Four Tales from the Arabian Nights (Mourlot 36 - 47; Cramer Books 18)’, 1948, Sotheby's
Marc Chagall, ‘Four Tales from the Arabian Nights (Mourlot 36 - 47; Cramer Books 18)’, 1948, Sotheby's
Marc Chagall, ‘Four Tales from the Arabian Nights (Mourlot 36 - 47; Cramer Books 18)’, 1948, Sotheby's
Marc Chagall, ‘Four Tales from the Arabian Nights (Mourlot 36 - 47; Cramer Books 18)’, 1948, Sotheby's
Marc Chagall, ‘Four Tales from the Arabian Nights (Mourlot 36 - 47; Cramer Books 18)’, 1948, Sotheby's
Marc Chagall, ‘Four Tales from the Arabian Nights (Mourlot 36 - 47; Cramer Books 18)’, 1948, Sotheby's
Marc Chagall, ‘Four Tales from the Arabian Nights (Mourlot 36 - 47; Cramer Books 18)’, 1948, Sotheby's
Marc Chagall, ‘Four Tales from the Arabian Nights (Mourlot 36 - 47; Cramer Books 18)’, 1948, Sotheby's

Each signed in pencil, inscribed with the plate number and numbered 58/90 (there was also a deluxe edition of ten in Roman numerals with an additional thirteenth lithograph), also numbered in blue ink on the justification, loose (as issued), on laid paper, printed by Albert Carman, New York, published by Pantheon, New York, with title page, justification page and table of contents, contained in the original paper wrappers with text and paper-covered boards (12 prints).

each image approx.: 370 by 280 mm 14 1/2 by 11 in
each sheet: 432 by 330 mm 17 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