Dessins pour la Bible; M. 245; Noemi et ses belles-filles
These original lithographs from the 1st official French edition are some of Chagall’s most popular images. After the success of their 1956 collaboration on a portfolio of color lithographs to commemorate the publication of Chagall's long delayed set of etchings for the Bible, Antoine Teriade and Chagall agreed to devote another issue of Verve to a set of illustrations illuminating the Bible. Meyer Shapiro has called Chagall one of the greatest religious artists of all time, and these lithographs show: powerful drawing, intense colors, and most of all, compassion for the characters in the Bible. These are printed using limestone plates with up to 24 colors for each piece.
Image size: 10 x 12
Edition: 1st French Edition/c. 1,000
Printer: Hand made paper
Publisher: Teriade; Printer: Mourlot Studios, Paris. (Reverse M. 268)
Catalog ref: Mourlot, M. 231-254; Verve Publications