OCEAN GALLERIES CATALOG

CHAGALL, Marc , 1887-1985 Daphnis and Chloé: Lamon’s and Dryas’s Dreams, 1961 Color lithograph on Arches paper From the portfolio, ‘Daphnis and Chloé’, comprising 42 lithographs. A rare early proof impression prior to the edition. Held by Tériade from 1961 to 2017. Virtually impossible to duplicate, the colors extraordinarily rich and luminous, as the work has never seen the light of day. Outside the edition of 250, and the I-XX numbered edition. Printed by Mourlot. Published by Tériade, Paris. Provenance: The artist; Mourlot Atelier, Paris; Tériade, Paris Mourlot 311 16 1/2 x 12 5/8 in. 914591

CHAGALL, Marc , 1887-1985 Daphnis and Chloé: The Wolf Pit, 1961 Color lithograph on Arches paper

From the portfolio, ‘Daphnis and Chloé’, comprising 42 lithographs. A rare early proof impression prior to the edition. Held by Tériade from 1961 to 2017. Virtually impossible to duplicate, the colors extraordinarily rich and luminous, as the work has never seen the light of day. Outside the edition of 250, and the I-XX numbered edition. Printed by Mourlot. Published by Tériade, Paris. Provenance: The artist; Mourlot Atelier, Paris; Tériade, Paris Mourlot 312 16 1/2 x 12 5/8 in. 914593

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CHAGALL, Marc , 1887-1985 Daphnis and Chloé: Chloé, 1961 Color lithograph on Arches paper Signed and numbered ‘34/60’ in pencil

A beautiful, bright and vivid original lithograph from the complete portfolio, ‘Daphnis and Chloé’. There was also an unsigned edition of 250 without margins. Published by Tériade, Paris. Printed by Mourlot. From 1957 to 1960, Chagall worked on the lithographs for ‘Daphnis and Chloé’, basing them on paintings he executed in Greece. Considered by many to be one of his most important graphic series, the unrestricted use of color combined with romantic symbolism establishes this magnificent set of lithographs as a supreme artistic achievement by Chagall at the height of his powers. The story of ‘Daphnis and Chloé’, a pastoral elegy attributed to the Greek poet Longus, dates from the second century A.D. It is a classical romance involving the adventures of two foundling children raised by adopted parents who are humble shepherds in the idyllic setting of the Isle of Lesbos.

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