MARC CHAGALL - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 03/17/1948 - HFSID 227300
Sale Price $1,275.00
CHAGALL WRITES IN YIDDISH TO THE WIFE OF NEW YORK POST COLUMNIST LEONARD LYONS, GIVING HIS DAUGHTER'S ADDRESS
MARC CHAGALL. Rare ALS: "Chagall" in Yiddish, 1p, 7¾x5. High Falls, N.Y., [1948 March 17]. With original 6¼x4 envelope addressed and signed by Chagall in English to: "Mrs/L. Lyons/1.W.81.St./New-York", postmarked New York, March 17, 1948. In full: "Here are the three letters. Show them to Leanor, then return them to me. Here is the address of my daughter Ida Gordey 8 Villa Leandre Paris 18 France. I will be coming eventually on the 29th." Signed in English, with address, on the back flap: "Chagall/High-Falls/N.Y./Box 108". Mrs. Lyons was the wife of New York Post entertainment columnist Leonard Lyons. Considered one of the most original and eminent figures in 20th century art, MARC CHAGALL (1887-1985) was influenced by Cubism, Fauvism and Surrealism. His works, executed in a wide variety of media, from oils to stained glass, often featured subjects drawn from Russian village life, Jewish folklore and Hasidic mysticism. Faint moisture stain (¾x1½) at right edge. Slightly frayed left edge. Light vertical folds. Envelope is lightly creased, with pinhead sized spot at bottom center. Two items. Overall, fine condition.
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