Chagall’s lithographs for Four Tales from the Arabian Nights

Marc Chagall (1887-1985): Four Tales from the Arabian Nights, Pantheon Books, New York, 1948 – 5th plate (detail – full image below) 

The set of twelve lithographs are being auctioned by Christie’s Online with bidding open until 14 May 2020.

Each lithograph illustrates a piece of the text from one of the tales.  This image relates to the story of “Julnar the Sea-Born and her son King Badr Bassim of Persia”. The text from which the image was created is – “So I came forth of the Sea and sat down on the edge of an island in the moonshine…

Here are all 12:


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© KidsArt Limited, 2020.  Image:  5th plate from the Album “Four Tales from the Arabian Nights”