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Marc Chagall
Sacrifice aux Nymphes (Sacrifices Made to the Nymphs), 1961

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Created in 1961, Marc Chagall Sacrifice aux Nymphes (Sacrifices Made to the Nymphs), from Daphnis and Chloé, 1961 is one of 42 lithographs contained in the illustrated book, Daphnis and Chloe, printed by Tériade Éditeur, Paris. This work is a color lithograph on Arches paper. Hand signed by Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887 – Saint-Paul, 1985) in pencil in the lower right margin, this work is numbered from the edition of 60 in pencil in the lower left margin. Considered by Fernand Mourlot to be included in "the most important graphic work that Marc Chagall has created thus far," this piece is one of the stunning lithographs within the illustrated work of Daphnis and Chloé. Having dedicated 3 years to this project, Marc Chagall undertook a series of lithographs that perhaps defined his career, making these pieces "a work of notable importance which, unquestionably, can be placed at the top of the list of illustrated works of our time" (Mourlot 131). Daphnis and Chloé, the two romantic heroes of Greek writer, Longus, are two childhood friends who undergo the trials and tribulations of growing up and, consequently, falling in love. Catalogue Raisonné & COA: Marc Chagall Sacrifice aux Nymphes (Sacrifices Made to the Nymphs), from Daphnis and Chloé, 1961 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the sale of the work). 1. Gauss, Ulrike, ed. Marc Chagall: The Lithographs, La Collection Sorlier, Stuttgart, 1960. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 330 on pg. 160 and detailed on pgs. 138-9. 2. Mourlot, Fernand. The Lithographs of Chagall, vol. II 1957-1962, Monté Carlo, 1960. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 330 on pgs. 150-151 and detailed on pg. 131. 3. Sorlier, Charles. Le Livre des Livres: Marc Chagall, the Illustrated Books, Berne, 1990. Detailed on pgs. 14-16 and listed on pg. 86. About the Framing: Framed to archival museum grade conservation standards, this piece is framed in a complementary moulding and optical grade Plexiglas.

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  • Creator
    Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985, French)
  • Creation Year
    1961
  • Dimensions
    Height: 21.25 in. (53.98 cm)Width: 15 in. (38.1 cm)
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  • Movement & Style
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  • Gallery Location
    Oakland Hills, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 63871stDibs: LU156728650572

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About the Artist

Marc Chagall

Described by art critic Robert Hughes as "the quintessential Jewish artist of the twentieth century," the Russian-French modernist Marc Chagall worked in nearly every artistic medium. Influenced by Symbolism, Fauvism, Cubism and Surrealism, he developed his own distinctive style, combining avant-garde techniques and motifs with elements drawn from Eastern European Jewish folk art.

Born Moishe Segal in 1887, in Belarus (then part of the Russian empire), Chagall is often celebrated for his figurative paintings, but he also produced stained-glass windows for the cathedrals of Reims and Metz, in France; for the United Nations, in New York; and for the Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem, as well as book illustrations, stage sets, ceramics, tapestries and fine-art prints. Characterized by a bold color palette and whimsical imagery, his works are often narrative, depicting small-village scenes and quotidian moments of peasant life, as in his late painting The Flight into Egypt from 1980.

Before World War I, Chagall traveled between St. Petersburg, Paris and Berlin. When the conflict broke out, he returned to Soviet-occupied Belarus, where he founded the Vitebsk Arts College before leaving again for Paris in 1922. He fled to the United States during World War II but in 1947 returned to France, where he spent the rest of his life. His peripatetic career left its mark on his style, which was distinctly international, incorporating elements from each of the cultures he experienced.

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