Marc Chagall, L’Odyssée I: Polyphéme, 1974

Artist: Marc Chagall, 1887-1985
Title: L'Odyssée I: Polyphéme
Date: 1974
Medium: Mixed media work on Arches paper, hand-painted by the artist
Description: Hand-painted with white and blue/gray wash by Chagall on the actual lithographic touch plate. From the portfolio "L'Odyssée I," comprising 43 full page color lithographs by Chagall, based on the ancient Greek epic poem attributed to Homer, "The Odyssey." Total edition of 250, plus 20 copies reserved for the artist and collaborators, on large Arches wove paper, signed on the justification page, plus proofs. Printed and published by Mourlot, Paris. "L'Odyssée" is a two volume work, with the first volume completed in 1974 and the second in 1975. A very good impression with strong colors. Chagall's lithographs for "The Odyssey" were among his grandest illustration projects and a massive endeavor for the 87-year-old artist at the time.
Reference: Mourlot 776; Cramer 96
Dimensions: 16 5/8 x 25 1/2 in.
Framed Dimensions: 31 1/2 x 40 in.
Inventory Number: 904721
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