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Marc Chagall

Bible 105 etchings published 1956

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Ever since early childhood, I have been captivated by the Bible. It has always seemed to me and still seems today the greatest source of poetry of all time. Marc Chagall

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Marc Chagall Bible 105 etchings published 1956

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Marc Chagall

If we had nothing of Chagall but his Bible, he would be for us a great modern artist . . .


Bible 1956 After the grandeur of early Christian and medieval art, after Rembrandt, the illustration of the Bible seemed a finished task. It is remarkable that in an age like ours an artist should risk this enterprise again. Chagall is the chosen master for this task. The result owes much to the happy conjunction of his Jewish culture – to which painting was alien – and modern art – to which the Bible has been a closed book. Chagall was prepared for this achievement by his permanent receptivity of mind. He is a rare modern painter whose art has been accessible to the full range of his emotions and thoughts. . . In almost every image we experience the precise note of his emotion, his awe or sadness or joy, which is voiced in the melody of shapes and the tonal scale peculiar to each conception. .. . ..Chagall’s engraved marks are a loving ornament of the page. The needle weaves an infinitely fine web of tiny points, hatchings, lines, grains of black – a shimmering veil, dense and soft, created with joy, filled with light and movement, often playful, sometimes grave, always captivating through its texture and tones. The resulting range of the pictures is amazingly rich. I do not have to itemize what is clear enough in the plates – Chagall’s capacity to create the sorrowful and gay, the grave and the charming, scenes of the most ingratiating lightness and the awesome apparitions of God. Meyer Schapiro, 1956

The 105 plates were etched between 1931 and 1939; 39 of them were modified between 1952 and 1956. The etchings were published by Teriade in Paris in 1956 in an edition of 275, with 20 H.C. copies.


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4.

5.

6.

L’Arc en Ciel

Le Manteau de Noé

La Circoncision

(The Rainbow)

(Noah’s Mantle)

(The Circumcision)

genesis, ix, 8-16

genesis, ix, 20-23

genesis, xvii, 10

30.5 x 23 cm

30.5 x 23.7 cm

29.5 x 24 cm

£1500

£1250

£1250

7.

8.

11.

Abraham et les Trois

La Descente vers

Abraham Pleurant Sara

Anges

Sodome

(Abraham Weeping for

(Abraham and the Three

(The Descent into Sodom)

Sarah)

Angels)

genesis, xviii, 16

genesis, xxiii, 1-2

genesis, xviii, 1-8

30.5 x 23.5 cm

29.5 x 24.2 cm

30.5 x 24.2 cm

£1500

£3000

12.

14.

16.

Rébecca à la Fontaine

L’Échelle de Jacob

La Lutte avec L’Ange

(Rebecca at the Fountain)

(Jacob’s Ladder)

(Wrestling with the Angel)

genesis, xxiv, 10-14

genesis, xxviii, 12-15

genesis, xxxii, 24-28

30.3 x 23.7 cm

29.8 x 24.5 cm

30.2 x 24.2 cm

£2000

£1500

£2500

£2000

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1.

9.

Création de l’Homme

Lot et ses Filles

(The Creation of Man)

(Lot and his Daughters)

genesis, ii, 7

genesis, xix, 31-35

30.7 x 22.8 cm

32 x 25 cm

£2000

£2500

13.

3.

Jacob Béni par Isaac

Sacrifice de Noé

(Jacob Blessed by Isaac)

(Sacrifice of Noah)

genesis, xxvii, 26-29

genesis, viii, 20-22

29.5 x 23.8 cm

30 x 24 cm

£2500

£2000

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2. La Colombe de L’Arche

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(The Dove of the Ark)

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genesis, viii, 6-9 31.5 x 23.8 cm

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19.

21.

22.

Joseph et ses Frères

La Femme de Potiphar

Le Songe de Pharaon

(Joseph and his Brothers)

(Potiphar’s Wife)

(Pharoah’s Dream)

genesis, xxxvii, 23-24

genesis, xxxix, 7-9

genesis, xli, 25-32

29.3 x 24.3 cm

30 x 25 cm

28.8 x 23 cm

£1500

£2000

£2000

23.

24.

25.

Joseph Reconnu par ses

Départ de Jacob pour

Bénediction d’Éphraïm et

Frères

l’Égypte

Manassé

(Joseph Recognised by his

(Jacob Departs for Egypt)

(The Blessing of Ephraim

Brothers)

genesis, xlvi, 1-7

and Manasseh)

genesis, xlv, 3-5

30.3 x 24 cm

genesis, xlviii, 17-20

29.5 x 23.8 cm

£2000

29.5 x 23.3 cm

£2000

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27.

28.

Moïse Sauvé des Eaux

Le Buisson Ardent

Moïse et le Serpent

(Moses Saved from the

(The Burning Bush)

(Moses and the Serpent)

Water)

exodus, iii, 1-5

exodus, iv, 1-5

exode, ii, 1-4

29.2 x 23.2 cm

29.8 x 23.3 cm

29 x 23 cm

£1500

£1250

£2000

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37.

15.

Moïse Reçoit les Tables

Recontre de Jacob et de

de la Loi

Rachel

(Moses Receives the Tablets

(The Meeting of Jacob and

of the Law)

Rachel)

exodus, xxiv, 15-18

genesis, xxix, 7-10

28.4 x 22.5 cm

29.4 x 23.3 cm

£3000

£2000

29.

20.

Recontre de Moïse et

Jacob Pleurant Joseph

d’Aaron

(Jacob Weeps for Joseph)

(The Meeting of Moses and

genesis, xxxvii, 31-35

Aaron)

30.6 x 25 cm

exodus, iv, 27-28

£2500

29.2 x 22.5 cm

£2500

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30.

31.

32.

Moïse et Aaron Devant

Les Ténèbres sur

Le Repas de la Pâque

Pharaon

l’Égypte

(The Passover Meal)

(Moses and Aaron Before

(The Darkness Over Egypt)

exodus, xii, 11-14

the Pharoah)

exodus, x, 21-22

29.5 x 23 cm

exodus, v, 1-5

29.1 x 23 cm

£2000

29 x 23.2 cm

£1500

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35.

36.

Passage de la Mer Rouge

Danse de Marie, Sœur de

Moïse Fait Jaillir l’Eau du

(Crossing the Red Sea)

Moïse

Rocher

exodus, xiv, 19-25

(Dance of Miriam, Sister of

(Moses Striking Water from

31.6 x 24 cm

Moses)

Rock)

£2000

exodus, xv, 20-21

exodus, xvii, 4-7

30 x 23.5 cm

29.8 x 23.5 cm

£2000

£2000

38.

39.

41.

Le Veau d’Or

Moïse Brise les Tables de

Mort de Moïse

(The Golden Calf)

la Loi

(The Death of Moses)

exodus, xxxii, 1-6

(Moses Breaks the Tablets

deuteronomy, xxxiv, 1-8

29 x 23 cm

of the Law)

30.2 x 24.6 cm

£1500

exodus, xxxii, 15-19

£1250

29.3 x 23 cm

£2000

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51.

56.

Josué et la Pierre de

Samson et Delila

Sichem

(Samson and Delilah)

(Joshua and the Rock of

judges, xvi, 15-18

Shechem)

28.2 x 24.5 cm

joshua, xxiv, 25-27

£2500

30 x 23.3 cm

£2500 52.

47.

Débora la Prophétesse

Josué Lit les Paroles de la

(Deborah the Prophetess)

Loi

judges, iv, 6-9

(Joshua Reads the Words of

30 x 25.3 cm

the Law)

£2000

joshua, viii, 33-35 30 x 23.5 cm

£2500

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10. Le Sacrifice de Abraham

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(The Sacrifice of Abraham)

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genesis, xxii, 9-14 30.7 x 24 cm

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17. La Tombe de Rachel (Rachel’s Tomb)

genesis, xxxv, 19-20 24 x 30.6 cm

£2000

54. Samson et le Lion (Samson and the Lion)

judges, xiv, 5-6 26.4 x 32.5 cm

£3000

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42.

43.

44.

Bénédiction de Moïse sur

Josué Armé par l’Éternel

Passage du Jordain

Josué

(Joshua Armed by God)

(Crossing the River Jordan)

(Moses Blesses Joshua)

joshua, i, 1-6

joshua, ii, 2-6

deuteronomy, xxxiv, 9

29.5 x 23.2 cm

30.7 x 23.2 cm

32 x 24 cm

£2000

£1250

45.

46.

48.

Josué Devant l’Ange à

Josué Devant Jéricho

Josué Arrête le Soleil

l’Épée

(Joshua Before Jericho)

(Joshua Stops the Sun)

(Joshua Before the Angel

joshua, vi, 1-7

joshua, x, 12-14

with a Sword)

32.8 x 22.5 cm

29.4 x 24.5 cm

joshua, v, 13-15

£2000

£2000

49.

50.

53.

Josué et les Rois Vaincus

Exhortation de Josué

Sacrifice de Manoach

(Joshua and the Vanquished

(The Exhortation of Joshua)

(Sacrifice of Manoah)

Kings)

joshua, xxiv, 14-16

judges, xiii, 17-20

joshua, x, 22-27

34.1 x 23.8 cm

32.6 x 24 cm

30.2 x 23.4 cm

£2000

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32 x 22.5 cm

£2000

£2000

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18. Joseph Jeune Berger

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(Joseph the Young

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Shepherd)

genesis, xxxvii, 2 30.4 x 24 cm

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59.

60.

61.

Samuel Appelé par Dieu

Onction de Saül

Saül et David

(Samuel Called by God)

(The Anointing of Saul)

(Saul and David)

i samuel, iii, 1-4

i samuel, ix, 25-x, i

i samuel, xvi, 23

28.3 x 24 cm

31.8 x 21.8 cm

29.8 x 23.9 cm

£1500

£2000

£2000

64.

65.

66.

David Devant Saül

Mort de Saül

Cantique de l’Arc

(David Before Saul)

(The Death of Saul)

(Song of the Ark)

i samuel, xvii, 57-58

i samuel, xxxi, 2-6

ii samuel, i, 21-27

31.6 x 23.8 cm

28.2 x 23.7 cm

31.3 x 23.8 cm

£2000

£1250

£2000

67.

68.

71.

Le Roi David

L’Arche Portée à

David Montant la Colline

(King David)

Jérusalem

des Oliviers

ii samuel, v, 4-5

(The Ark Carried to

(David Ascending the

31.5 x 24 cm

Jerusalem)

Mount of Olives)

£2000

ii samuel, vi, 1-5

ii samuel, xv, 30

32.5 x 23 cm

32.5 x 24.5 cm

£2000

£2000

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40. Aaron et le Chandelier

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(Aaron and the Menorah)

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numbers, viii, 1-4 29 x 23 cm

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72.

73.

74.

Fin d’Absalom

David Pleure Absalom

Cantique de David

(The End of Absalom)

(David Mourns Absalom)

(Song of David)

ii samuel, xviii, 9

ii samuel, xix, 1-4

ii samuel, xxii, 2-7

31.5 x 24 cm

32 x 23 cm

31.5 x 22.5 cm

£1250

£2000

£2000

76.

77.

78.

L’Onction du Roi

Songe de Salomon

Le Jugement de Salomon

Salomon

(Dream of Solomon)

(The Judgement of

(The Anointing of King

i kings, ii, 5-9

Solomon)

Solomon)

32.5 x 21.2 cm

i kings, iii, 23-27

i kings, i 32-37

£2000

32 x 21.8 cm

£1500

29.8 x 24.5 cm

£1500 79.

80.

82.

Prière de Salomon

La Reine de Séba

Prophète Tué par un

(Solomon’s Prayer)

(The Queen of Sheba)

Lion

i kings, viii, 25-30

i kings, x, 1-5

(A Prophet Killed by a Lion)

32.8 x 24.7 cm

32 x 21.8 cm

i kings, xiii, 24-26

£1500

£1500

31.5 x 21.5 cm

£2000

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62.

70.

David et le Lion

David et Absalom

(David and the Lion)

(David and Absalom)

i samuel, xvii, 34-36

ii samuel, xiv, 28-33

32.3 x 24.7 cm

31 x 24.5 cm

£2000

£2000

63.

58.

David Vainqueur de

Anne Invoque l’Éternel

Goliath

(Anne Invokes God)

(David Defeats Goliath)

i samuel, i, 9-11

i samuel, xvii, 48-51

27.6 x 23.5 cm

28.2 x 23.7 cm

£2000

£2000

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55. Samson Enlève les Portes

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de Gaza

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(Samson Carries Off the Gates of Gaza)

judges, xvi, 1-3 29 x 23 cm

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83.

84.

85.

Élie et la Veuve de

L’Enfant Ressuscité par

L’Offrande d’Élie

Sarepta

Élie

(Elijah’s Offering)

(Elijah and the Widow of

(Elijah Revives the Child)

i kings, xviii, 36-38

Sarepta)

i kings, xvii, 17-22

32 x 24.6 cm

i kings, xvii, 8-10

30.2 x 23.8 cm

£2000

28.7 x 24.1 cm

£2000

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88.

33.

Élie sur le Mont Carmel

La Vision d’Élie

La Sortie d’Égypte

(Elijah on Mount Carmel)

(Elijah’s Vision)

(The Exodus from Egypt)

i kings, xviii, 41-46

i kings, xix, 9-13

exodus, xiii, 18-22

28.3 x 24.3 cm

31.3 x 29.5 cm

24.3 x 32.4 cm

£2500

£2000

£2500

91.

92.

93.

Vision d’Èsaïe

Temps Messianiques

Oracle sur Babylone

(The Vision of Isaiah)

(The Messianic Age)

(Oracle over Babylon)

isaiah, iv, 1-7

isaiah, xi, 5-9

isaiah, xiii

31.4 x 24.5 cm

31.5 x 24.8 cm

31.5 x 24.3 cm

£1500

£2000

£1500

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89.

69.

Élie Enlevé au Ciel

David et Bath-Schéba

(Elijah Carried to Heaven)

(David and Bathsheba)

ii kings, ii, 9-12

ii samuel, xi, 1-3

32 x 24.2 cm

28.5 x 25 cm

£2500

£2000

81.

75.

Salomon sur son Trône

Bath-Schéba aux Pieds de

(Solomon on his Throne)

David

i kings, x, 18-20

(Bathsheba at the Feet of

31.4 x 23.6 cm

David)

£2000

i kings, i, 11-18 32 x 25 cm

£2500

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57. Samson Renverse les

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Colonnes

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(Samson Brings Down the Columns)

judges, xvi, 28-30 29.6 x 25 cm

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94.

95.

96.

L’Éternel Aura Pitié de

Délivrance de Jérusalem

Promesse à Jérusalem

Jacob

(The Deliverance of

(The Promise to Jerusalem)

(God Will Have Pity on

Jerusalem)

isaiah, liv, 6-10

Jacob)

isaiah, lii, 1-7

32 x 21.9 cm

isaiah, xiv, 1-7

31 x 22 cm

£2000

31.8 x 23.2 cm

£1250

£2000 98.

100.

101.

Salut pour Jérusalem

Vocation de Jérémie

Prise de Jérusalem

(The Salvation of Jerusalem)

(Jeremiah’s Calling)

(The Capture of Jerusalem)

isaiah, lxii, 1-5

jeremiah, i, 4-10

jeremiah, xxi, 4-7

29 x 24.5 cm

31.7 x 23.7 cm

30.5 x 25.3 cm

£1500

£2000

£2000

103.

104.

105.

Souffrances de Jérémie

Vision d’Ézéchiel

Vocation d’Ézéchiel

(The Suffering of Jeremiah)

(Ezekiel’s Vision)

(Ezekiel’s Calling)

lamentations of

ezekial, i, 6-14

ezekial, ii, 8-iii,3

jeremiah, iii, 1-9

32.2 x 25.2 cm

32.5 x 24.5 cm

31.9 x 24.8 cm

£2000

£1250

£3000

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90.

97.

Prophétie sur Jérusalem

L’Homme Guidé par

(A Prophecy Over

l’Éternel

Jerusalem)

(Man Guided By God)

isaiah, ii, 2-5

isaiah, lviii, 8-11

31.5 x 24.5 cm

27.7 x 24.7 cm

£2000

£2000

99.

102.

Prière d’Ésaïe

Jérémie dans la Fosse

(Isaiah’s Prayer)

(Jeremiah in the Pit)

isaiah, lxiv, 7-12

jeremiah, xxxviii, 4-6

32.3 x 24.5 cm

32.6 x 26.4 cm

£2500

£2500

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back cover:

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Élie Touché par un Ange

Uppingham

(Elijah Touched by an

Rutland

A copy of the justification

Angel)

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i kings, xix, 5-8

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24.5 x 26.4 cm

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Marc Chagall - Bible  

Catalogue showing a suite of 105 etchings from 1956 by Marc Chagall.

Marc Chagall - Bible  

Catalogue showing a suite of 105 etchings from 1956 by Marc Chagall.