Les Ateliers de Chagall; Cathedrale de Metz II


This work was published in the important portfolio entitled “Les Ateliers de Chagall” (the studios of Chagall) in 1976, which was created to celebrate Chagall’s love for printmaking, especially lithography. They were sold out as soon as they were released to the public. The publisher, F. Mourlot, in Paris, produced 250 complete folios numbered on the Colophon. This piece was created earlier in his career, and it was rendered by his colorist, Charles Sorlier, with Marc Chagall’s instruction and supervision in lithography especially for this important publication.

This image was based on a study for the stained glass windows for the St. Etienne’s Cathedral in Metz, France, 1958. Chagall added the windows to this 14th century nave, the third highest in France. The folio has French text written by R. Marteau about Chagall’s many studios throughout the city of Paris. 

Year: 1976
Medium: Lithograph
Image size: 17 x 11 1/2
Edition: 250
Printer: F. Mourlot
Publisher: F. Mourlot, in Paris
Catalog ref: Mourlot Lithographic catalogue raisonné
Signature: Signed in pencil on the justification page