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Marc Chagall (Russian, 1887-1985)


A selection of stunning original lithographs by Marc Chagall. Published in an unsigned edition of c. 2,500, these sought-after typical subjects include lovers, flowers and the circus and present an affordable opportunity of acquiring an original print by a great master (each is recognised as an original print and is recorded in the Catalogue Raisonné of Chagall's graphic work). Signed editions of the same series were also made, the only difference between the two being, signature and price, see: Millers Collecting Prints, 1998: 86, illustrating l'autoportrait, 1960. The lithographs were printed in Paris by Master printers Mourlot Frères on wove paper. All are in excellent condition and within acid-free mounts.

They can be ordered framed in pale beech wood or silver/ bronze or pale gold custom made frames.

Lithography:
Lithographic plates are made from slabs of limestone or sheets of zinc or aluminium and utilises the antipathy between grease and water. The image is drawn onto the plate with chalk or ink. This is then treated with chemicals to fix the grease content onto the plate. One plate is required for each colour printed. Colour is then applied to the plate and adheres only to the greasy image, being repelled by the damp areas.Lithographs show brush marks and textures comparable with drawings and paintings and in general use a wide range of colour. Between the wars, Paris was the international centre of the art world and by consequence printmaking flourished there. The majority of artists working in Paris made prints and found it stimulating. Much of the print activity of artists such as Chagall, Picasso, Miro, Matisse and Braque is associated with famous dealers and publishers like Ambroise Vollard and Daniel Kahnweiler who financed most printmaking of the artists they represented. Studios devoted to making prints, such as that of Mourlot were extremely influential and produced lithographs and etchings of a technical excellence that remains unsurpassed today. Lithographs printed in Paris by fine master lithographers such as Mourlot were produced under the direction of the artists and only in limited numbers. The stones were ground down or drilled through once the edition was complete, making later editions impossible.


Marc Chagall. Vision de Paris




Vision de Paris
1960
Original colour lithograph
from the unsigned edition, printed from the same stones and at the same date as the signed, numbered edition of 100 examples on velin d'arches
35.5 x 26 cm.
Reference: Mourlot: 287

£900
(within bespoke oak frame)


Marc Chagall. L'Inspire




L'Inspiré
1960
Original colour lithograph
35.5 x 26 cm.
Reference: M. 398

SOLD


Marc Chagall. Le Ciel de la Place de la Concorde




Le Ciel de la Place de la Concorde
1960
Original colour lithograph
35.5 x 26 cm.
Reference: M. 393

£750 (within bespoke black frame)


Marc Chagall. La Jongleuse



la Jongleuse
1960
Original colour lithograph
35.5 x 26 cm.
Reference: M. 290

£750 (within bespoke oak frame)


Marc Chagall. Les Amoureux au soleil rouge




Les Amoureux au soleil rouge
1960
Original colour lithograph
from the unsigned edition, printed from the same stones and at the same date as the signed, numbered edition of 100 examples on velin d'arches
35.5 x 26 cm.
Reference: Mourlot: 285

SOLD



Marc Chagall. La maison de mon Village




La maison de mon Village
1960
Original colour lithograph
from the unsigned edition, printed from the same stones and at the same date as the signed, numbered edition of 100 examples on velin d'arches
35.5 x 26 cm.
Reference: Mourlot: 283

£700
(within bespoke oak frame)


Marc Chagall. Le Couple devant un arbre




Le Couple devant un arbre
1960
Original colour lithograph
from the unsigned edition, printed from the same stones and at the same date as the signed, numbered edition of 100 examples on velin d'arches
35.5 x 26 cm.
Reference: Mourlot: 292

SOLD




Marc Chagall. Le Cirque




Le Cirque
1960
Original colour lithograph
35.5 x 26 cm.
Reference: M. 289

SOLD


Marc Chagall. L'ange




L'Ange
1960
Original colour lithograph
35.5 x 26 cm.
Reference: M. 288

SOLD


Marc Chagall. Le Clown fleuri




Le Clown Fleuri
1963
Original colour lithograph
from the unsigned edition, printed from the same stones and at the same date as the signed, numbered edition of 150 examples on velin d'arches
35.5 x 26 cm.
Reference: M. 399

SOLD


Marc Chagall. l'apparition du cirque




L'Apparition du Cirque
1963
Original colour lithograph
from the unsigned edition, printed from the same stones and at the same date as the signed, numbered edition of 150 examples on velin d'arches
35.5 x 26 cm.
Reference: M. 392

£700 (within bespoke oak frame)


Marc Chagall. le profil et l'enfant rouge




Le Profil et l'Enfant Rouge
1963
Original colour lithograph
from the unsigned edition, printed from the same stones and at the same date as the signed, numbered edition of 150 examples on velin d'arches
35.5 x 26 cm.
Reference: M. 284

£600
(within pale beech frame)


Marc Chagall. Le couple a l'arbre




Le Couple à l'arbre
1963
Original black and white lithograph
from the unsigned edition, printed from the same stones and at the same date as the signed, numbered edition of 150 examples on velin d'arches
35.5 x 26 cm.
Reference: M. 397

£450
(within mount)


Marc Chagall. Le clown amoureux




Le Clown amoureux
1963
Original black and white lithograph
from the unsigned edition, printed from the same stones and at the same date as the signed, numbered edition of 150 examples on velin d'arches
35.5 x 26 cm.
Reference: M. 394

SOLD


Marc Chagall. Les Musiciens vagabonds




Les Musiciens vagabonds
1963
Original black and white lithograph
from the unsigned edition, printed from the same stones and at the same date as the signed, numbered edition of 150 examples on velin d'arches
35.5 x 26 cm.
Reference: M. 396

£450 (within mount)


Marc Chagall. Les saltimbanques




Les Saltimbanques
1963
Original black and white lithograph
from the unsigned edition, printed from the same stones and at the same date as the signed, numbered edition of 150 examples on velin d'arches
35.5 x 26 cm.
Reference: M. 395

£450
(within mount)

 

Marc Chagall. L'Offrande




L'Offrande
1960
Original black and white lithograph
from the unsigned edition, printed from the same stones and at the same date as the signed, numbered edition of 100 examples on velin d'arches
35.5 x 26 cm.
Reference: M. 291

£400
(framed in silver)

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