Marc Chagall, ‘L’Echelle (The Ladder, Die Leiter)’, 1957, Fairhead Fine Art Limited

Note: This was published to go into a book entitled “Chagall” by Jacques Lassaigne which included 15 original Lithographs by the artist. The book was made in an edition of 6000. In addition to the book edition (which was made with narrow margins) each Lithograph was made also with full margins, signed and numbered, from an edition of 90 and it is from this series that our example comes.
Printed by: Fernand Mourlot, Paris
Size: Image Size . 9 1/8 x 7 1/8 in. (232 x 181 mm.); Paper size: . 15 1/8 x 11 1/8 in. (384 x 283 mm.)

Signature: hand signed

Publisher: Galerie Maeght, Paris, France

Collections: Charles Sorlier, Paris

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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