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Marc Chagall: Lithographs for the Bible (1960), page 2

Our Chagall pages are arranged thematically and/or by series and illustrate over 200 different etchings and lithographs.
Clicking on the links will bring you to one or more pages on that subject.

Paris / Paris2 / The Village / The Circus / Circus 2 / Lovers / Lovers 2 / Music / Music 2
Flowers / Flowers 2 / Self Portraits / Self Portraits 2

Dead Souls (1923-27) / Dead Souls 2 / Dead Souls 3 / Dead Souls 4 / Dead Souls 5 / Maternité (1925-26) /
Fables of La Fontaine (1927-30) / Fables 2 / De Mauvais Sujets (1958) / Et sur la terre (1977)

Chagall and the Bible
Etchings for the Bible (1930-39, 1952-56) / Bible Etchings 2 / Bible Etchings 3
1956 Verve Lithographs for the Bible / 1956 Bible Lithographs 2
1960 Verve Lithographs for Drawings for the Bible / 1960 Bible Lithographs 2 / 1960 Bible Lithographs 3
The Story of the Exodus (1966) / Exodus 2 / The Jerusalem Windows (1962) / Other Biblical Subjects

Chagall in black and white / Signed Chagall Etchings and Lithographs
Original Chagall Posters

Review, 12/10/03 Rhythm Section (an entertainment guide jointly produced by the Wisconsin State Journal and the Capital Times)
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 another set of illustrations illuminating Chagall's Bible. Meyer Shapiro has called Chagall one of the greatest religious artists of all time, and these lithographs show why: powerful drawing, intense colors, and, most of all, compassion for the characters.
Cain and Abel (M. 238). Original color lithograph, 1960. 50 signed and numbered impressions plus 6500 unsigned impressions for Verve (of which ours is one). Image size: 356x253mm. Price: $1,575.
Sara and Abimelech (M. 239). Original color lithograph, 1960. 50 signed and numbered impressions plus 6500 unsigned impressions for Verve (of which ours is one). Image size: 356x253mm. Price: $1800.
Sarah and the angels (M. 240). Original color lithograph, 1960. 50 signed and numbered impressions plus 6500 unsigned impressions for Verve (of which ours is one). Image size: 356x253mm. Price: $1800.
Hagar and Ishmael in the Desert (M. 241). Original color lithograph, 1960. 50 signed and numbered impressions plus 6500 unsigned impressions for Verve (of which ours is one). Sarah thrust Abraham on Hagar when she believed that she was unable to give him an heir; as soon as Sarah gave birth to Isaac, she demanded that Abraham put Hagar away. Hagar and Ishmael were dying in the desert when the Lord sent an angel to rescue them. Herman Melville's Moby Dick begins with the command, "Call me Ishmael," suggesting perhaps that we are lost in our own deserts until rescued by the angel of the Lord. Image size: 356x253mm. Price: $1600.
Rachel hides her father's household gods (M. 242). Original color lithograph, 1960. 50 signed and numbered impressions plus 6500 unsigned impressions for Verve (of which ours is one). Image size: 356x253mm. Price: $1600.
Tamar, Judah's daughter-in-law (M. 243). Original color lithograph, 1960. 50signed and numbered impressions plus 6500 unsigned impressions for Verve (of which ours is one). Image size: 356x253mm. Price: $1600.
Rahab sheltering Joshusa's spies in Jericho (M. 244). Original color lithograph, 1960. 50 signed and numbered impressions plus 6500 unsigned impressions for Verve (of which ours is one). Image size: 356x253mm. Price: $1600.

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