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The School of Paris (Ecole de Paris) was a rather broad category and included Modern Artists of various styles (many of whom were foreign-born) who lived and worked in Paris in the early and middle years of the 20th Century. Paris was long considered to be the world's great laboratory of Modern Art, even with the emergence of New York as a rival center. Pablo Picasso and Marc Chagall were among the most illustrious of these, but on this website we have special sections for Chagall lithographs and Picasso prints. Other Modern Masters of the graphic arts are represented here, such as Jean Dubuffet, Nicholas de Stael, Serge Poliakoff, Bernard Buffet, Hans Hartung, Bram van Velde, Henri Michaux, Alfred Manessier, Marcel Vertes, Jean Cocteau, Louis Icart, Jean Fautrier, Pierre Soulages, Vieira da Silva, Charles Lapicque, Pierre Tal-Coat, Zao Wou-ki and many others.

AffordableArt101 would like to pay homage to several of the leading publishers and printers who made it all possible: Christian Zervos founded the journal Cahiers d'Art in 1926, and in addition to being a treasury of information, is the source of several rare and beautiful pochoir prints. Gualtieri di San Lazzaro founded the journal XXe Siecle (Chroniques du Jour) in 1938, which served as a wealth of scholarship and a source of lithographs, pochoirs and linocuts and continued for decades. Teriade founded Verve in 1937, which published some of the most beautiful lithographs of the era. Aime Maeght started Derriere le Miroir in 1946, and this publication continued until 1983, featuring original lithographs by many of the most important printmakers working in Paris during that time. Maeght died in 1981, and an era ended. Daniel Jacomet was master of the pochoir techinque. A pochoir (stencil print) is an old fashioned but beautiful medium producing rich, vibrant colors and bold geometric shapes, resembling a silkscreen. However, of all the Master Printers who worked with the artists and their publishers, none are so renown as Mourlot Freres (the Mourlot Brothers), and especially one brother in particular, Fernand Mourlot. Working with Teriade, Maeght, Sauret and others, he was the bridge between the concept of art and its realization on paper. It was through the labor and skill of ateliers like these that the lithograph came back into fashion, and indeed has become the pre-eminent print medium of our era, with Mourlot lithographs being especially sought after today.

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Georges Rouault etching for Miserere, "Femme affranchie a quatorze heures chante midi" Georges Rouault etching for Miserere, "Femme affranchie a quatorze heures chante midi"

Medium: original etching, aquatint, drypoint and roulette. Plate 17 of the "Miserere et Guerre" series. Catalogue reference: CR 70; W 124. Executed in 1923 and published by Ambroise Vollard in 1948 in an edition of 450 (the first and only printing). Plate size: 21 11/16 x 16 7/8 inches (555 x 430mm) on wove paper with deckle edges and full original margins. Signed in the plate (not by hand); Rouault did not hand-sign any impressions.

The Miserere series is considered Rouault's greatest accomplishment; and indeed, one of the masterpieces of 20th Century printmaking. Provenance: this etching was once part of the Vincent Price Collection, and their Certificate of Authentication has been conserved and is included with the sale.

Condition: there is a mat stain and age-toning to the paper; altogether a rich and magnificent impression.

$1,750.00
Henri Matisse original lithograph Henri Matisse original lithograph for Portraits, 1954

Medium: original lithograph. Printed at the atelier Mourlot for inclusion as the frontispiece of "Portraits", published in Paris in 1954. The sheet measures 12 3/8 x 9 5/8 inches (314 x 245 mm). Sometimes called "Madame Pompadour", this work is part of the permanent collection of MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art) in New York. Not signed.

$1,500.00
Pablo Picasso lithograph Elegy of Ihpetonga Pablo Picasso original lithograph "Elegy of Ihpetonga"

Medium: original lithograph. This rare and exquisite lithograph was one of four ink wash drawings executed by Picasso on lithographic transfer paper and printed by Mourlot Freres. This is from the English edition of 64 published in New York by The Noonday Press in 1954 for "Elegy of Ihpetonga and Masks of Ashes" by Yvan Goll. Ihpetonga was the name given by the Canarsie Indians to the part of Brooklyn now known as Columbia Heights. Beautifully printed on Arches wove paper with deckle edges, the sheet measures 13 x 9 7/8 inches (330 x 251 mm). The lithograph was issued by the publisher tipped (mounted at the top corners) onto a support sheet of black paper. Not signed.

$1,350.00
Marc Chagall "Woman Circus Rider" original lithograph Marc Chagall "Woman Circus Rider" original lithograph

Medium: original lithograph. Catalogue reference: Mourlot 153. Printed by Mourlot Frères in an edition of 2000 for the Dix Ans d'Edition issue of Derrière le Miroir in 1956, published in Paris by Maeght. Sheet size: 14 1/2 x 20 1/2 inches (370 x 520 mm). There is a center fold, as issued. Signed in the plate (not by hand).

Condition: the left edge of the sheet has been trimmed.

$1,350.00
Marc Chagall "David and his Harp" original Bible lithograph Marc Chagall "David and his Harp" original Bible lithograph

Medium: original lithograph. Catalogue reference M 134. One of the most sought-after of Chagall's Bible compositions, this lithograph was printed by Mourlot and published in Paris by Teriade for Verve in 1956 for a special edition devoted exclusively to Chagall's original Bible art. Verve was founded in 1937 to showcase original prints by the leading artists of the day, with outstanding technical quality. Size: 14 x 10 1/4 inches (355 x 262mm). Not signed.

$1,200.00
Pablo Picasso Femme assise pochoir Pablo Picasso "Femme assise" color pochoir

Medium: color pochoir (after the painting). Published in 1930 for the rare Eugenio d'Ors "Pablo Picasso" in an edition of 1250, issued by XXe Siecle and Editions Chroniques du Jour. Image size: 10 x 7 3/8 inches (253 x 186 mm). Not signed. A very nice impression of this hard to find print with strong, rich color.

Condition: there is a small spot on the model's arm.

$1,000.00
Henri Matisse original woodcut Pierre a feu / Les miroirs profonds Henri Matisse original woodcut for Pierre a feu | Les miroirs profonds

Medium: original woodcut. Printed in 1947 in an edition of 950 on Rives wove paper for "Pierre a feu / Les miroirs profonds", published in Paris by Maeght. The total sheet measures 9 1/2 x 8 inches (240 x 205 mm); the image measures 8 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches (210 x 167 mm). There is printed text on verso, as issued. Not signed.

$1,000.00
Marc Chagall "The Green Clown" original lithograph Marc Chagall "The Green Clown" original lithograph

Medium: original lithograph. Catalogue reference M468. This seldom seen print was pulled in Paris in 1966 by the legendary atelier of Fernand Mourlot. Published in a limited edition of 1500 impressions on Chiffon de Mandeure wove paper. The total sheet measures 10 x 7 1/2 inches (255 x 187 mm); there is printed text on the back (as issued). This original Chagall lithograph is from the very scarce and lavishly produced limited edition catalogue, published by Maeght and London's Redfern Gallery on the occasion of a major 1966 exposition at the Redfern. The lithograph was created by the artist as an original contribution especially for this catalogue. Not signed (Chagall did not sign any impressions of this work).

$1,000.00
Marc Chagall "Vision of Paris" original lithograph Marc Chagall "Vision of Paris" original lithograph

Medium: original lithograph. Catalogue reference: Mourlot 81. From the rare issue of Verve (Volume 7, Number 27-28), published in Paris by Teriade in 1952. Sheet size: 14 x 20 3/4 inches (355 x 525 mm). There are two black and white Chagall lithographs printed on verso. Not signed.

Condition: this work was issued as a folded sheet, and has pinholes from the binding stitches along the center crease; and also some additional creasing near the bottom-center.

$1,000.00
Marc Chagall "David and Absalom" original Bible lithograph Marc Chagall "David and Absalom" original Bible lithograph

Medium: original lithograph. Catalogue reference M 133. This beautiful color lithograph was printed by Mourlot and published in Paris by Teriade for Verve in 1956 for a special edition devoted exclusively to Chagall's original Bible art. Size: 14 x 10 1/4 inches (355 x 262mm). Not signed.

$950.00
Marc Chagall lithograph Adam and Eve and the Forbidden Fruit Marc Chagall "Adam and Eve and the Forbidden Fruit" original Bible lithograph

Medium: original lithograph. Catalogue reference M 235. This beautiful color lithograph was printed by Mourlot and published in Paris by Teriade for Verve in 1960 for a special edition devoted exclusively to Chagall's original Bible lithographs. Verve was founded in 1937 to showcase original lithographs by the leading artists of the day, with outstanding technical quality. Size: 13 3/4 x 10 1/4 inches (350 x 260 mm). Not signed.

$900.00
Pablo Picasso "La Petite Colombe" original lithograph Pablo Picasso "La Petite Colombe" original lithograph

Medium: original lithograph. Catalogue reference: Mourlot 174. Executed in 1949 and issued as the frontispiece of the Picasso Lithographe I catalogue raisonné, published in Paris by Andre Sauret. Printed by Mourlot Frères on Renage wove paper in an edition of 2500. Image size: 10 3/8 x 8 1/8 inches (265 x 205 mm). Sheet size: 12 x 8 1/8 inches (305 x 205 mm). Not signed.

Condition: the margins have been trimmed on two sides.

$850.00
Pablo Picasso woodcut Pablo Picasso woodcut (Tete de femme) 1939

Medium: woodcut (after the gouache). This richly inked impression was published in Japan in 1939 by the Takamizawa Colour Print Studio in an edition of 500. The image size is 8 1/2 x 5 inches (215 x 125 mm). Signed in the plate, not by hand. Rare!

$850.00
Picasso Venti Pochoirs Le repas Pablo Picasso pochoir - Le repas | Venti Pochoirs

Medium: pochoir (after the 1953 painting). This lovely print enhanced with pochoir hand coloring is from the rare and much sought-after "Venti Pochoirs Originali" portfolio, published in Milan in 1955 by Silvana Editoriale d'Arte in an edition of 200. The image size is 8 1/4 x 11 inches (208 x 280 mm) and the full sheet measures 11 3/4 x 15 1/2 inches (297 x 395 mm). Not signed.

$850.00
Marc Chagall "La vache bleue" original lithograph Marc Chagall "La vache bleue" original lithograph

Medium: original lithograph in 18 colors. Catalogue reference: Cramer 71. Issued in 1967 by XXe Siecle for issue No. 29 (Vers un nouvel humanisme) and printed in Paris by Mourlot. Sheet size: 12 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches (310 x 235 mm). Not signed.

$850.00
Pablo Picasso "Les Banderilles" original lithograph Pablo Picasso "Les Banderilles" original lithograph

Medium: original lithograph. Catalogue reference: Mourlot 349. Printed in Paris in 1961 by Mourlot Frères, this is Composition IV from the suite of original lithographs executed in 1961 for "A los toros avec Picasso". The total sheet size (including margins) is 9 1/2 x 12 3/8 inches (245 x 315 mm). Not signed.

$850.00
Pablo Picasso "Jeu de cape" original lithograph Pablo Picasso "Jeu de cape" original lithograph

Medium: original lithograph. Catalogue reference: Mourlot 348. Printed in Paris in 1961 by Mourlot Frères, this is Composition III from the suite of original lithographs executed in 1961 for "A los toros avec Picasso". The total sheet size (including margins) is 9 1/2 x 12 3/8 inches (245 x 315 mm). Not signed.

$850.00
Marc Chagall "Sarah and Abimelech" original Bible lithograph Marc Chagall "Sarah and Abimelech" original Bible lithograph

Medium: original lithograph. Catalogue reference M 239. This beautiful color lithograph was printed by Mourlot and published in Paris by Teriade for Verve in 1960 for a special edition devoted exclusively to Chagall's original Bible lithographs. Size: 14 x 10 1/4 inches (355 x 262mm). Not signed.

$800.00
Marc Chagall "Micah Rescues David from Saul" Bible lithograph Marc Chagall "Micah Rescues David from Saul" Bible lithograph

Medium: original lithograph. Catalogue reference M 250. This beautiful color lithograph was printed by Mourlot and published in Paris by Teriade for Verve in 1960 for a special edition devoted exclusively to Chagall's original Bible lithographs. Verve was founded in 1937 to showcase original lithographs by the leading artists of the day, with outstanding technical quality. Size: 13 3/4 x 10 1/4 inches (350 x 260 mm). Not signed.

$800.00
Chagall lithographs Twelve Tribes of Israel Marc Chagall Twelve Tribes of Israel lithographs - Set of 12 Works

Medium: lithographs (after the watercolors). A beautiful collection of lithographs, from the watercolor studies for the Jerusalem Windows, executed by Chagall in preparation for his famous stained-glass windows at the Synagogue at the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center in the Judaean Hills. A different design was created for each of the Twelve Tribes of Israel. Each image measures 8 x 6 inches (203 x 150 mm) and the full sheet size is 12 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches (326 x 243 mm). The designs were transferred to the lithographic stones by Charles Sorlier under the direction of Marc Chagall and these lithographs were printed in Paris at the Mourlot studio in 1962. There is a different composition printed on the back side of the sheet, as issued. Not signed.

$750.00
Marc Chagall lithograph Naomi and Her Daughters-In-Law Marc Chagall "Naomi and Her Daughters-In-Law" original Bible lithograph

Medium: original lithograph. Catalogue reference M 245. This beautiful color lithograph was printed by Mourlot and published in Paris by Teriade for Verve in 1960 for a special edition devoted exclusively to Chagall's original Bible lithographs. Verve was founded in 1937 to showcase original lithographs by the leading artists of the day, with outstanding technical quality. Size: 13 3/4 x 10 1/4 inches (350 x 260 mm). Not signed.

$750.00
Henri Matisse original lithograph Colette La Vagabonde Henri Matisse original lithograph for Colette "La Vagabonde"

Medium: original lithograph. This impression on Arches wove paper is from the limited edition of 3000 printed in 1951 by Mourlot. Matisse executed this original lithograph to serve as the frontispiece for the Colette novel "La Vagabonde", published in Paris by Andre Sauret. The full sheet measures 8 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches (218 x 160 mm). Signed in the stone, not hand-signed.

Condition: there is a minor crease and a small spot of foxing near the left edge. Also, this was the frontispiece and there is a bit of offsetting of text from the opposing page.

$750.00
Marc Chagall lithograph Ruth meets Boaz Marc Chagall "Ruth meets Boaz" original Bible lithograph

Medium: original lithograph. Catalogue reference M 247. This beautiful color lithograph was printed by Mourlot and published in Paris by Teriade for Verve in 1960 for a special edition devoted exclusively to Chagall's original Bible lithographs. Verve was founded in 1937 to showcase original lithographs by the leading artists of the day, with outstanding technical quality. Size: 13 3/4 x 10 1/4 inches (350 x 260 mm). Not signed.

$700.00
Marc Chagall lithograph Ruth Gleaning Marc Chagall "Ruth Gleaning" original Bible lithograph

Medium: original lithograph. Catalogue reference M 246. This beautiful color lithograph was printed by Mourlot and published in Paris by Teriade for Verve in 1960 for a special edition devoted exclusively to Chagall's original Bible lithographs. Verve was founded in 1937 to showcase original lithographs by the leading artists of the day, with outstanding technical quality. Size: 13 3/4 x 10 1/4 inches (350 x 260 mm). Not signed.

$700.00
Marc Chagall lithograph Adam and Eve Expelled from Paradise Marc Chagall "Adam and Eve Expelled from Paradise" original Bible lithograph

Medium: original lithograph. Catalogue reference M 237. This beautiful color lithograph was printed by Mourlot and published in Paris by Teriade for Verve in 1960 for a special edition devoted exclusively to Chagall's original Bible lithographs. Verve was founded in 1937 to showcase original lithographs by the leading artists of the day, with outstanding technical quality. Size: 13 3/4 x 10 1/4 inches (350 x 260 mm). Not signed.

$700.00
Marc Chagall lithograph Ahasuerus Banishes Vashti Marc Chagall "Ahasuerus Banishes Vashti" original Bible lithograph

Medium: original lithograph. Catalogue reference M 251. This beautiful color lithograph was printed by Mourlot and published in Paris by Teriade for Verve in 1960 for a special edition devoted exclusively to Chagall's original Bible lithographs. Verve was founded in 1937 to showcase original lithographs by the leading artists of the day, with outstanding technical quality. Size: 13 3/4 x 10 1/4 inches (350 x 260 mm). Not signed.

$700.00
Pablo Picasso "Fleurs dans un verre" original lithograph Pablo Picasso "Fleurs dans un verre" original lithograph

Medium: original lithograph. Catalogue reference Mourlot 98. Executed by Picasso in 1947 and published as the frontispiece of the Lithographe II catalogue raisonné, printed in Paris in 1950 by Mourlot. Sheet size: 12 1/2 x 9 inches (315 x 228 mm); image size 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches (235 x 160 mm). Not signed.

$700.00
Marc Chagall Ruth at the Feet of Boaz Bible lithograph Marc Chagall "Ruth at the Feet of Boaz" original Bible lithograph

Medium: original lithograph. Catalogue reference M 248. This beautiful color lithograph was printed by Mourlot and published in Paris by Teriade for Verve in 1960 for a special edition devoted exclusively to Chagall's original Bible art. Verve was founded in 1937 to showcase original prints by the leading artists of the day, with outstanding technical quality. The Bible lithographs were highly acclaimed at the time of their publication, and today they are some of Chagall's most popular and sought-after works. Size: 14 x 10 1/4 inches (355 x 262mm). Not signed.

$700.00
Marc Chagall original lithograph Le Clown Amoureux Marc Chagall original lithograph "Le Clown Amoureux"

The Clown in Love
Medium: original lithograph. The catalogue reference is Mourlot 399. This print was pulled in Paris in 1963 by the Mourlot Freres atelier. The total sheet measures 12 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches (320 x 240mm). This Chagall lithograph was executed for and published in the "Lithographe II" catalogue raisonne. Not signed.

$700.00
Marc Chagall original lithograph Le Profil et l'enfant rouge, Profile and the Red Child Marc Chagall original lithograph "Le Profil et l'enfant rouge"

The Profile and the Red Child
Medium: original lithograph. The catalogue reference is Mourlot 284. This print was pulled in Paris in 1960 by the Mourlot Freres atelier. The total sheet measures 12 1/2 x 9 5/8 inches (320 x 244 mm). This Chagall lithograph was executed for and published in the "Lithographe I" catalogue raisonne. Not signed.

$700.00
Fernand Leger rare pochoir, 1951 Fernand Leger rare pochoir, 1951

Medium: pochoir (after the watercolor). Printed in Paris and published in 1951 by Editions d'Art d'Aujourd'hui, of Boulogne. Sheet size, including margins: 12 x 9 1/4 inches (310 x 237mm). Signed in the plate (not by hand).

Condition: there is discoloration and foxing to the paper, with some wear around the edges of the sheet. A lucky find, as this beautiful piece is seldom seen on the market.

$700.00
Marc Chagall "Tamar, Daughter-in-law of Judah" Bible lithograph Marc Chagall "Tamar, Daughter-in-law of Judah" Bible lithograph

Medium: original lithograph. Catalogue reference M 243. This beautiful piece was printed by Mourlot and published in Paris by Teriade for Verve in 1960 for a special edition devoted exclusively to Chagall's original Bible lithographs. Verve was founded in 1937 to showcase original art by the leading printmakers of the day, with outstanding technical quality. Size: 14 x 10 1/4 inches (355 x 260 mm). Not signed.

The Bible lithographs were highly acclaimed at the time of their publication, and today they are some of Chagall's most popular and sought-after works.

$700.00
Marc Chagall "Cain and Abel" Marc Chagall "Cain and Abel" original Bible lithograph

Medium: original lithograph. Catalogue reference M 238. This beautiful color lithograph was printed by Mourlot and published in Paris by Teriade for Verve in 1960 for a special edition devoted exclusively to Chagall's original Bible lithographs. Verve was founded in 1937 to showcase original lithographs by the leading artists of the day, with outstanding technical quality. Size: 13 3/4 x 10 1/4 inches (350 x 260 mm). Not signed.

$700.00
Marc Chagall lithograph Rahab and the Spies of Jericho Marc Chagall "Rahab and the Spies of Jericho" original Bible lithograph

Medium: original lithograph. Catalogue reference M 244. This beautiful color lithograph was printed by Mourlot and published in Paris by Teriade for Verve in 1960 for a special edition devoted exclusively to Chagall's original Bible lithographs. Verve was founded in 1937 to showcase original lithographs by the leading artists of the day, with outstanding technical quality. Size: 13 3/4 x 10 1/4 inches (350 x 260 mm). Not signed.

$650.00
Marc Chagall "Eve incurs God's Displeasure" Bible lithograph Marc Chagall "Boaz wakes up and sees Ruth at his feet" Bible lithograph

Medium: original lithograph. Catalogue reference M 249. This beautiful color lithograph was printed by Mourlot and published in Paris by Teriade for Verve in 1960 for a special Chagall edition "Drawings for the Bible". Verve was founded in 1937 to showcase original prints by the leading artists of the day, with outstanding technical quality. The Bible lithographs were highly acclaimed at the time of their publication, and today they are some of Chagall's most popular and sought-after works. Size: 14 x 10 1/4 inches (355 x 263 mm). Not signed.

Condition: there is minor loss to the top right corner of the sheet.

$650.00
Marc Chagall original lithograph Self Portrait Marc Chagall "Self Portrait" original lithograph

Medium: original lithograph. This is one of Chagall's whimsical self portraits, executed especially for the frontispiece of the "Chagall Lithographe I" catalogue and printed in Paris in 1960 by the legendary atelier of Fernand Mourlot (reference: Mourlot 282). The sheet measures 12 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches (320 x 242 mm). Not signed.

$650.00
Marc Chagall original lithograph The Angel Marc Chagall "The Angel" original lithograph

Medium: original lithograph. Executed for the "Chagall Lithographe I" catalogue and printed in Paris in 1960 by the legendary atelier of Fernand Mourlot (reference: Mourlot 288). The sheet measures 12 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches (320 x 244 mm). Not signed.

$600.00
Pablo Picasso original lithograph Homage to Braque Pablo Picasso original lithograph "Homage to Braque" deluxe edition

Medium: original lithograph. From the special edition of 350 printed on Rives paper. Picasso created this lithograph in 1964 (in homage to his friend and fellow artist Georges Braque, who died the year before) for the 1964 edition of Derriere le Miroir (Homage to Braque -- issue number 144-145-146) published in Paris by the Maeght atelier. The total sheet measures 15 x 22 inches; there is the center fold and text on verso, as issued. This is one of the very few original Picasso prints published by DLM. Not signed.

$600.00
Marc Chagall original lithograph Nocturne at Vence Marc Chagall original lithograph "Nocturne at Vence"

Medium: original lithograph. The catalogue reference is Mourlot 400. This print was pulled in Paris in 1963 by the Mourlot Freres atelier. The total sheet measures 12 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches (320 x 240mm). This Chagall lithograph was executed for and published in the "Lithographe II" catalogue raisonne. Not signed.

$600.00
Marc Chagall "The Village" original lithograph Marc Chagall "The Village" original lithograph

Medium: original lithograph. Catalogue reference: Mourlot 917. Executed for the "Le Chemins de l'Amitie" issue of Derriere le Miroir (No. 225) in 1977. The total sheet size (including margins) is 15 x 22 inches (380 x 560 mm); with a center fold and text on verso, as issued. Not signed.

Condition: there is minor evidence of handling in the margins.

Derriere le Miroir was the legendary art revue published in Paris by Aime Maeght, from 1946 through 1982. Some of the artists who contributed original lithographs were Chagall, Miro, Braque, Giacometti, Kelly, Tapies, Riopelle, Pol Bury, Calder, Chillida, Alechinsky, Ubac and Palazuelo. Often known by collectors simply as DLM, all issues of Derriere le Miroir are now scarce, and many have become quite valuable and highly prized.

$600.00
   
 
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