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Marc Chagall - Ce lui qui dit les choses sans rien dire (plate 22)


Original Etching & Aquatint, 1975/6 , on Velin Arches paper, watermarked ME, signed by the artist in pencil


Patrick Cramer: “Marc Chagall, Les Livres Illustres” Reference 99, page 292/3

Quarante ans d’edition Maeght, page 106

Note:Those who say things without saying anything” . Chagall illustrates Aragon's poetry in twenty-five original full-page colour etchings with aquatint of which this an one example. While Aragon's verse is mainly a tribute to the painter, Chagall's original engravings focus on many of his favourite themes and exemplify his typically poetic and whimsical style.
Printed by: Lacouriere et Frelaut , Paris, France

Edition: There were 225 copies on Rives wove watermarked ME (Maeght Editeur)

25 copies numbered from 1 to 25 with an additional suite of etchings on Japon Imperial signed in pencil

180 copies numbered from 26/205

20 Hors Commerce copies reserved for the artist and collaborators, marked HC. Ours is not numbered as it should be as stated in Cramer.

Size: Paper size : 360 x 470 mms ; Image size 300 x 391 mms

Condition: Extensive tape marks verso top and bottom of the print not showing through to recto.That apart in good condition with fresh colours.