99. Marc Chagall

Marc Chagall
The Story of the Exodus (1966)
The complete portfolio comprising 24 lithographs in colours, of which 23 full-page and one double-page, and complete text
Printed by Fernand Mourlot, Paris
Published by Léon Amiel, Paris-New York
Signed and with number 179 of 250 (there were also 20 copies on Japan paper and 15 HC) on the justification page
Each full-page lithograph on Arches paper, 505 x 370 mm
In the original linen-covered portfolio, 53 x 39.4 cm
Private collection, the Netherlands
– Mourlot 444-467
– Cramer Books 64
Marc Chagall, born in Russia to a Jewish family, drew inspiration from Eastern European folklore and Jewish tradition, as well as the vibrant atmosphere of modernist Paris. Collaborating with Fernand Mourlot, one of the foremost lithographic printers of the 20th century, The Story of the Exodus showcases Chagall’s narrative talent and deep ties to his Jewish heritage. The present lithographs feature English excerpts from the London Bible of 1597 and Hebrew quotations from the Old Testament. They recount the biblical tale of the Jewish people’s liberation from Egyptian slavery under Moses’ leadership, complementing Chagall’s distinctive and profound illustrative style.

€ 12.000 - 18.000