Place de la Concorde
15 x 12 inches ( 38 x 30 cm )
Inventory # 17746
This lithograph is one of three that illustrate a text by Gérard Bauër, which is part of a large work entitled "Regards sur Paris" written by the ten members of the Goncourt Academy. The text of each writer includes 3 or 4 colored lithographs executed by ten different artists (Beaudin, Braque, Brianchon, Carzou, Chagall, Masson, Picasso, Dunoyer de Segonzac, Van Dongen and Villon).
Classification of the printing shows: 180 copies on large Arches that break down as follows:
10 copies numbered as they came from the press from 1 to 10, including a set of the original lithographs on pearly Japanese paper, signed by the artists, and a set on Arches; 20 copies numbered as they came from the press from 11 to 30, including a set of Arches of the original lithographs; 120 copies numbered from 31 to 150; 30 copies not for sale marked H.C. (hors commerce) specially reserved for the authors, artists and artisans of the book. All the copies are signed by the authors and the ten artists.
In addition there were printed for Marc Chagall 25 proofs of his three lithographs on Arches with margins, numbered and signed.
Published by Andre Sauret, Paris. From "Regards sur Paris". Mourlot 351.
Provenance: Private Collection, USA.