Marc Chagall- Daphnis and Chloé
The complete portfolio, comprising 42 lithographs printed in colors on Arches paper
Portfolio with 2 books with text by Longus, 1961
Title and justification page, text in French
Printed by Mourlot, Paris
Published by Tériade Éditeur, Paris, 1961
Contained in the original paper-covered boards within a cardboard slipcase
Signature & Numbering:
Signed by Marc Chagall in ink on the justification page
Numbered 113, from the edition of 250 (there were also 20 artist’s proofs in Roman numerals and an additional signed edition of 60 with margins).
Portfolio size: 47.9 x 36.8 x 13.3 cm (18 7/8 x 14 1/2 x 5 1/4 in.)
26 sheets: 42.2 x 32.1 cm (16 5/8 x 12 5/8 in.)
16 folded sheets size: 42.2 x 63.8 cm (16 5/8 x 25 1/8 in.)
– Dutch private collection
– David Tunick, NY
– Collection of Isadore and Nancy Marder
An exceptional beautiful copy of this scarce album.
The prints are in good condition and the sheets are full. The versos of most sheets with very faint discoloration and offprinting and an occasional small, inconspicuous fox mark. The boards with minor wear and damp-stain along the spines and the slipcase with wear at the corners and some spots of surface soiling and discoloration.
Catalogue Raisonné/ reference:
– Moulot, II, n° 308-349.
– P. Cramer, Marc Chagall. Catalogue raisonné des livres illustrés, 1995, n° 46.
– Fr. Chapon, Le Peintre et le Livre, 1987, p. 219, p. 234-235.
– Ch. Sorlier, Chagall. Le livre des livres, 1990, p. 86.
– U. Gauss, Marc Chagall, The Lithographs, Hatje, 1998, p. 139.