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May 19, 2017 12:00 PMCalender

After Marc Chagall (Russian/French, 1887-1985) Die Zauberflöte/Mozart/Metropolitan Opera

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 3010B Location: Boston Date / Time: May 19, 2017 12:00PM


After Marc Chagall (Russian/French, 1887-1985)

Die Zauberflöte/Mozart/Metropolitan Opera, 1967, edition of 3,000, published by Editions of the Metropolitan Opera, New York, printed at Atelier Mourlot, Paris (Mourlot, CS38; Sorlier, pp. 106-7). Identified within the matrix. Color lithographic poster, sight size 39 1/4 x 25 1/2 in. (99.5 x 64.8 cm), framed.
Condition: Possible toning to sheet, not examined out of frame.

N.B. Sorlier used a preliminary rendering of Chagall's Sources of Music for the poster. Sources was one of two murals by Chagall to be installed in the Metropolitan Opera House. This particular production of Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) featured sets and costumes by Chagall.
Estimate $600-800

Although the work was not fully examined out of frame, a corner of the backing was lifted, and it appears that the poster is not laid down. The edges of the poster are visible at the top and left. There is a 3 1/2 inch crease or possible tear/repair at c.l. and several minor tears at u.r. edge. No additional issues to report.

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