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March 2024: Day Two

Fri, Mar 15, 2024 11:00AM EDT
Lot 1063

Marc Chagall (French/Russian, 1887-1985) Drypoint Etchings on Paper 1923-48, "Les Ames Mortes: Five Plates", H 8.75" W 11.25"

Estimate: $800 - $1,200

Bid Increments

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$0 $5
$30 $10
$100 $25
$400 $50
$900 $100
$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
$150,000 $10,000
The works are unsigned (as issued), published by Tériade, Paris, printed by Louis Fort, Paris, with full margins, each framed. These scenes of life in Russia were still fresh in Chagall's mind in 1923, when he began the etchings for Nikolai Gogol's novel Les Âmes mortes, the classic Russian text that was to be his first book collaboration with the renowned publisher Ambroise Vollard. A notorious perfectionist, Vollard left twenty-five unfinished projects at the time of his death in 1939, including Les Âmes mortes. The volume was later completed in 1948 by Tériade. Frame Measurements H 17" W 19" Provenance: Sheldon Ross Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan; Property from the Estate of David Lebenbom, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Condition

with no visible abrasions. | Please note all lots show signs of wear commensurate with age and use, and the lack of a statement regarding condition does not imply the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from defects or the effects of aging. Unless otherwise stated, all information provided is the opinion of DuMouchelles' specialists. Should you have any specific questions regarding the condition of this lot, please use the “Request Condition Report” or “Ask a Question” buttons or email conditions@dumoart.com.
Sheldon Ross Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan; Property from the Estate of David Lebenbom, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan