Carmen

Marc Chagall
Carmen
Lithograph
1966

1966

Original lithograph printed in colors on wove paper bearing the Arches script watermark.

Hand-signed in black crayon lower right Chagall.

A superb impression of the first version of this subject, from the edition of 150 with poster text, numbered in white crayon lower right. apart from the poster edition of 3,000 on poster paper (there were 200 signed and numbered impressions of the second version without the poster text printed on Arches wove).  Transcribed by Charles Sorlier from Chagall’s maquette for “The Triumph of Music,” (Chagall’s painting installed at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York) with the annotation “D’APRES MARC CHAGALL – CH. SORLIER GRAV.” added to the stone lower left.  Published by Editions of the Metropolitan Opera, New York; printed at Atelier Mourlot, Paris, bearing its credit line on the stone lower right.

Catalog: Mourlot CS39; Chagall’s Posters Catalogue Raisonné p. 108.

Image size: 39 5/8 x 25 5/8 inches Sheet size: 40 x 26 inches

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