"Bible" - Verve, Vol VIII, Nos. 33/34
14 unnumbered pages, 3 unnumbered leaves of plates, 105 pages of plates, 24 unnumbered pages of plates: chiefly illustrations. 17 lithographic color plates. Consists of reproductions of 105 etchings made between 1930 and 1955 to illustrate the Bible. Introduction by Mayer Shapiro and a poem by Jean Wahl entitled "L'ecriture est gravure." In the original French. 14.25 x 10.25 inches
Printed by Mourlot Frères, Paris, Published by Editions de la Revue Verve, Paris, 1956
Very good condition: front cover detached; foxing to endleaves, bump to upper and lower tips leaving soft crease to contents
Letter of Authenticity
“Ever since my earliest youth, I have been fascinated with the Bible. I have always believed that it is the greatest source of poetry of all time,” Chagall said. “I have sought its reflection in life and art. The Bible is life, an echo of nature, and this is the secret I have endeavored to transmit.”
The Bible series by Chagall is regarded as one of the artist’s greatest masterpieces, and one of the 20th century’s best example of engravings.