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Marc Chagall "Pliouchkin looking for his Papers" etching
Marc Chagall "Pliouchkin looking for his Papers" etching

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Item Code: 68

Medium: original etching and drypoint. Catalogue reference: V-51. Plate size: 8 3/8 x 10 7/8 inches (212 x 278 mm). With full original margins, the sheet measures 11 x 15 inches. A beautiful impression with plate tone, in fine condition, printed on watermarked J Perrigo wove paper.

From the famous "Dead Souls" suite of etchings, executed and printed in the 1920's for Ambroise Vollard. However, due to Vollard's untimely death and the chaos of the War, they were not released until Teriade finally published them in 1948. The total edition was 368; this impression was printed on wove paper. Signed in the plate -- Chagall did not sign any impressions by hand.