Marc Chagall—2020

Marc CHAGALL (1887-1985) Daphnis and Chloé: Lamon’s and Dryas’s Dreams, 1 961 Mixed media work on Arches paper, hand-painted by the artist Initialed by the artist and annotated in pencil

A unique, vibrant mixed media bon à tirer impression, hand-painted by the artist on a lithographic touch plate. Annotated lower left “Épreuve du bon à tirer retouchée par Chagall.” Annotated and signed by Charles Sorlier verso, before the signed and numbered edition. From the folio of 42 lithographs for ‘Daphnis and Chloé’ by Longus. Printed by Charles Sorlier at the Atelier Mourlot, Paris. Published by Tériade, Paris. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Comité Marc Chagall. Mourlot 311; Cramer no. 46 22 1/4 x 14 15/16 in. Framed dimensions: 41 x 33 1/2 in. 914776 $180,000 They dreamt that the Nymphs - the ones in the cave with the spring in it, where Dryas had found the baby —were handing Daphnis and Chloe over to a very autocratic and very beautiful small boy who had wings growing out of his shoulders and carried tiny arrows and a tiny bow. This boy hit both of them with a single arrow, and gave orders that Daphnis should in future be a goatherd, and Chloe a shepherdess . . . . —Longus, c. 3rd century AD

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