OCEAN GALLERIES CATALOG

CHAGALL, Marc , 1887-1985 The Story of the Exodus: Then Moses stretched forth his

hande towarde heaven..., 1966 Color lithograph on Vélin d’Arches paper Signed in pencil on the justification page

From ‘The Story of the Exodus’, comprising 24 colored lithographs. Total edition of 285. Book number three from 250 on Vélin d’Arches paper. Published by Leon Amiel, Paris/New York. Printed by Mourlot, Paris. Mourlot 452; Cramer no. 64 20 x 14 1/2 in. 131720

CHAGALL, Marc , 1887-1985 The Story of the Exodus: Bezaleel made two cherubims of golde, 1966

Color lithograph on Vélin d’Arches paper Signed in pencil on the justification page

From ‘The Story of the Exodus’, comprising 24 colored lithographs. Total edition of 285. Book number three from 250 on Vélin d’Arches paper. Published by Leon Amiel, Paris/New York. Printed by Mourlot, Paris. Mourlot 464; Cramer no. 64 20 x 14 1/2 in. 131732

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CHAGALL, Marc , 1887-1985 The Story of the Exodus: Moses then came and called for the Elders of the people, and proposed unto them all these things, which the Lorde commanded him., 1966

Color lithograph on Vélin d’Arches paper Signed in pencil on the justification page

From ‘The Story of the Exodus’, comprising 24 colored lithographs. Total edition of 285. Book number three from 250 on Vélin d’Arches paper. Published by Leon Amiel, Paris/New York. Printed by Mourlot, Paris. In 1966, Chagall created this series of 24 original color lithographs depicting the biblical Story of the Exodus. The name Exodus means “going out” or “departure”. It refers not only to one of the most important events of the book, the Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt, but also to other highly significant events as well, such as the call of Moses and God’s covenant with the nation Israel at Sinai - an experience culminating in God’s giving of the moral law (the Ten Commandments) through Moses to the people. Portraying one of the most important stories of The Old Testament, Chagall’s Story of the Exodus is a brilliant series with vivid color illuminating the spiritual and emotional nature of the story. The Exodus lithographs were highly acclaimed at their time of release and remain one of Chagall’s most popular series due to their expert use of color and imagery.

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