CHAGALL, Marc.

Psaumes de David.

£12,500

Psaumes de David.

Geneva, Gérald Cramer, 1979.

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Description

One of the last of Chagall’s works inspired by the Bible.

These 30 etched illustrations are printed on a yellow-ochre background opposite a fragment from the relevant psalm in French.

King David was a favourite Biblical hero of Chagall’s, partly because his own brother, who died of tuberculosis in Crimea, was named David.

Description

First edition. 4to (28 x 21.5 cm). No. 114 of 175 copies. Signed in pencil by Chagall on colophon leaf. 66, [10] pp., 30 full-page etchings with aquatint on ochre-coloured vélin d’arches. Publisher’s gilt-lettered vellum and slipcase.

Bibliography

Cramer 108.

 

Stock ID: 93443