(The Magic Flute)
Original lithograph printed in colors on wove paper bearing the Arches script watermark
Hand-signed in pencil lower right Marc Chagall.
A superb artist’s proof impression of the definitive state, apart from the signed edition of 100 on this paper with poster text, annotated “epreuve d’artiste” in pencil at the lower left edge of the image (there were also 3,000 impressions with text in the common poster edition, and 200 signed and numbered impressions without text printed on Arches wove). Transcribed by Charles Sorlier from Chagall’s maquette for “The Sources of Music,” (Chagall’s painting installed at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York) with the text “D’APRES MARC CHAGALL – CH. SORLIER GRAV.” added to the stone lower left. Published by Editions of the Metropolitan Opera, New York, to advertise the opening performance there of Mozart’s opera of the same title (with sets and costumes by Chagall) on February 19. 1967; printed at Atelier Mourlot, Paris, with its credit line added to the stone lower right.
Catalog: Chagall’s Posters: Catalogue Raisonné p. 106.