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Marc Chagall – The Praying Jew (Rabbi of Vitebsk)

Marc Chagall, The Praying Jew (Rabbi of Vitebsk) is an original Etching and Aquatint on Chine colle paper made in 1937.  It is signed and numbered from the edition of 100.  Image Size: 19.5 x 15 in. Published by Editions Apollo, Paris.

Chagall was introduced to printmaking in Berlin in 1922, at the age of thirty-five. (He would eventually complete one hundred twenty-three intaglios and woodcuts, more than eleven hundred lithographs, and thirty-eight illustrated books.) He had arrived there with an autobiographical manuscript he had been working on since 1911. The gallerist Paul Cassirer saw the text, My Life, and hoped to publish a translation of it that would include prints by Chagall. Responding immediately to this new medium of printmaking, the artist completed his first etchings within three weeks. They were issued as a portfolio without text, due to translation difficulties with Chagall’s unusual prose. Drawing on vivid childhood memories of village life in Vitebsk, the artist depicted himself, his wife and child, his parents, his childhood home, local figures such as the teacher of the Talmud, and events that had taken place there.

Title

The Praying Jew (Rabbi of Vitebsk)

Medium

Etching Aquatint

Year

1937

Edition

100

Signature

Signed, numbered

Size 27.5 x 21.25 (in)
70 x 54 (cm)
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Marc Chagall, The Praying Jew (Rabbi of Vitebsk) is an original Etching and Aquatint on Chine colle paper made in 1937.  It is signed and numbered from the edition of 100.  Image Size: 19.5 x 15 in. Published by Editions Apollo, Paris.

Chagall was introduced to printmaking in Berlin in 1922, at the age of thirty-five. (He would eventually complete one hundred twenty-three intaglios and woodcuts, more than eleven hundred lithographs, and thirty-eight illustrated books.) He had arrived there with an autobiographical manuscript he had been working on since 1911. The gallerist Paul Cassirer saw the text, My Life, and hoped to publish a translation of it that would include prints by Chagall. Responding immediately to this new medium of printmaking, the artist completed his first etchings within three weeks. They were issued as a portfolio without text, due to translation difficulties with Chagall’s unusual prose. Drawing on vivid childhood memories of village life in Vitebsk, the artist depicted himself, his wife and child, his parents, his childhood home, local figures such as the teacher of the Talmud, and events that had taken place there.

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Title

The Praying Jew (Rabbi of Vitebsk)

Medium

Etching Aquatint

Year

1937

Edition

100

Signature

Signed, numbered

Size 27.5 x 21.25 (in)
70 x 54 (cm)
Price Price on Request