Marc Chagall, ‘Longus, Daphnis et Chloé, Tériade Editeur, Paris, 1961’, Christie's
Marc Chagall, ‘Longus, Daphnis et Chloé, Tériade Editeur, Paris, 1961’, Christie's
Marc Chagall, ‘Longus, Daphnis et Chloé, Tériade Editeur, Paris, 1961’, Christie's
Marc Chagall, ‘Longus, Daphnis et Chloé, Tériade Editeur, Paris, 1961’, Christie's
Marc Chagall, ‘Longus, Daphnis et Chloé, Tériade Editeur, Paris, 1961’, Christie's
Marc Chagall, ‘Longus, Daphnis et Chloé, Tériade Editeur, Paris, 1961’, Christie's
Marc Chagall, ‘Longus, Daphnis et Chloé, Tériade Editeur, Paris, 1961’, Christie's
Marc Chagall, ‘Longus, Daphnis et Chloé, Tériade Editeur, Paris, 1961’, Christie's
Marc Chagall, ‘Longus, Daphnis et Chloé, Tériade Editeur, Paris, 1961’, Christie's
Marc Chagall, ‘Longus, Daphnis et Chloé, Tériade Editeur, Paris, 1961’, Christie's

Hors-texte, title page, text in French, table of contents, justification, on Arches paper, signed in ink on the justification, copy 112 of 250 (there were also 20 artist's proof copies in Roman numerals and a signed edition of 60 with margins), each the full sheet, loose (as issued), generally in very good condition, original paper covers and vellum-covered boards with gilt lettering on the spine and matching slipcase (minor wear, splitting, and pale staining on slipcase). 17 ½ x 13 ½ x 4 ¼ in. (445 x 343 x 108 mm.)
album

Mourlot 308-349; Cramer books 46

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