Marc Chagall, ‘The Song of Songs (Le Cantique des Cantiques)’, 1975, Gilden's Art Gallery

Printed by Charles Sorlier at Atelier Mourlot in 1957 in a limited edition of 200 signed and numbered impressions based on Chagall's oil painting "Le Cantique des Cantiques III" (now in the collection of the Musée National Marc Chagall, Nice). Published by Editions des Amis du Message Biblique Marc Chagall, Nice. The paper bears the Arches watermark. This work was used for a poster advertising the Musée National Message Biblique Marc Chagall in Japan.

Excellent condition. Remains of hinging tape in the upper corners, verso.

Signature: Hand-signed in pencil by the artist "Marc Chagall" at the lower right corner, hand-numbered in pencil "32/200" at the lower-left margin.

Sorlier, C. (1984). Chagall Lithographs. Vol. V 1974 - 1979. Crown Publishers, Inc.: New York.
Reference: CS 47

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