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"The Tribe of Judah" Original MARC CHAGALL Lithograph


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  • Product description

    From a series of Chagall lithographs, this particular piece has taken a bold and simplified approach to the subject which is Genesis 49:9-10. Strong hands hold a mighty crown along the top and the striking lion is in Chagall’s traditional playful style. Signed in the lower right corner.

    The passage of Genesis 49:9-10 is:

    You are a lion's cub, Judah; you return from the prey my son. Like a lion he crouches and lies down, like a lioness- who dares to rouse him? The scepter will not depart from Judah, nor the ruler's staff from between his feet, until he to whome it belongs shall come and the obediance of the nations shall be his.  


    About the artist:

    Marc Chagall (1887-1985) was born in Vitebsk, Russia. At a young age, he was apprenticed to the town portrait painter and from there traveled to St. Petersburg to study. By 1910, he had settled in Paris where he became friendly with poets and painters such as Modigliani. During this period, Chagall developed the imaginative dreamlike quality in his work that is now recognized as a forerunner of surrealism. Returning to Russia in 1914, he married Bella whose love is celebrated in so many of his paintings. The breadth and depth of his lifetime work has included design for theatrical production; illustrations for numerous books; murals, paintings and prints with a range of subject matter that includes imaginative dreamlike village scenes from his Yiddish childhood to illustrations of stories from the Bible. Chagall is only one of two artists (the other was Picasso) to have a retrospective show at the Louvre while he was still living.


    ZFBK 100

  • Product condition

    Excellent condition.

  • Product Size

    50.5"H x 34"W