Verve Volume VIII: The Cries of Jeremiah

ARTIST: Marc Chagall

TITLE: The Cries of Jeremiah

YEAR: 1956

MEDIUM: Color Lithograph

IMAGE SIZE: 9.5′ x 12.5′

FRAMED SIZE: 17.5′ x 20.5′


EDITION: From the hardcover Verve Volume VIII, Nos 33 and 34. Paris, France 1956

CONDITION: Excellent

DESCRIPTION: The complete book, comprising 29 lithographs, 17 printed in colors, with accompanying text by Meyer Schapiro and Jean Wahl, from the edition of 6,500; together with dessins pour la bible, verve, vol. x, nos. 37-8 (M. 230-77; C. Bks. 42), the complete book, comprising 48 lithographs, 25 printed in colors, with accompanying text by Gaston Bachelard, both published by Editions de la Revue Verve, 1956 and 1960, on wove paper, in good condition, bound as issued; together with verve, vols. i-ix, nos. 1-12, 14-32, 35-36, a large group of periodicals, with illustrations of artists’ work, some duplicate volumes, all published by Editions de la Revue Verve, 1937-58, on wove paper.

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About the Art

This is an original lithograph by Marc Chagall. The artist was commissioned by the literary magazine Verve to create a series of biblical lithographs for a special edition of the publication. In this lithograph, the prophet Jeremiah holds the Torah scroll tightly against his chest in a pose similar to that of mother and child. At once tender and somber, this work exhibits Chagall’s mastery of color and ability to convey emotion.

Chagall was a versatile artist who worked in almost every medium. In his work he fused multiple artistic styles with symbols from his Jewish heritage.


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Shipping Details

Weight 9.5 lbs
Dimensions 19.5 x 22.5 x 3 in