馬克・夏卡爾（Marc Chagall, 1887-1985）
耶路撒冷之窗 Vitraux pour Jerusalem
Illustrated in this grand limited edition are various drafts as well as the final versions of the 12 stained glass windows— one for each of the tribes of Israel.
At the dedication, Chagall spoke of the joy he felt in bringing “my modest gift to the Jewish people, who have always dreamt of biblical love, of friendship and peace among all people… My hope is that I hereby extend my hand to seekers of culture, to poets and to artists among the neighboring people… All the time I was working I felt my father and my mother were looking over my shoulder, and behind them were Jews, millions of other vanished Jews of yesterday and a thousand years ago.” The creation of the Windows was a labor of love to Chagall and his assistant Charles Marq, both of whom worked on the project for two years. Text and Notes in French by Jean Leymarie.
Issued a year after the French trade edition and the English-language edition titled Jerusalem Windows (each with only two original lithographs). Cramer 55. Sorlier 78.
A splendid copy of a scarce, impressive and inspiring production.