Marc Chagall, ‘Vintage Hand Signed Offset Lithograph Card’, ca. 1975, Alpha 137: Prints & Exhibition Ephemera IV
Marc Chagall, ‘Vintage Hand Signed Offset Lithograph Card’, ca. 1975, Alpha 137: Prints & Exhibition Ephemera IV

This vintage offset lithograph postcard was published in 1974 by the Musees Nationaux (National Museums) in France. On the verso of the card, the text in French notes that this depicts a scene from Noah's Ark. (Genesis VIII.8):
.."Alors Noah lâcha d'auprès de lui la colombe pour voir si les eaux avaient diminué à la surface du sol.."
This translates in English as:
"...Then Noah sent out a dove to see if the waters had receded from surface of the ground.."
(note: the postcard is only in French.)
It is signed in graphite pencil on the recto (front) and was part of a collection that was amassed in the 1970-1980s. The authenticity of the card and the signature is unconditionally guaranteed, and this piece is accompanied by a COA from Alpha 137 Gallery. Unframed and in very good vintage condition.
--Courtesy of Alpha 137 Gallery

Signature: Signed by Marc Chagall in graphite pencil on the recto (front).

Manufacturer: Musees Nationaux (National Museums) in France

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