AUTHOR: CHAGALL, Marc.
TITLE: Derriere le Miroir. No. 132 Juin 1962.
PUBLISHER: Paris: Maeght Editeur, 1962.
DESCRIPTION: SIGNED BY CHAGALL. 1 vol., 15" x 11", signed in maroon crayon on page 1 "Marc / Chagall", original color printed wrappers, complete, includes the double page lithograph on pp 5-8 and the 4 page "Chroniques".
CONDITION: In VERY GOOD condition.
PROVENANCE: From the important and extensive art collection of Joseph Liverant (1894-1981).
Mr. Liverant, an Ex-Pat of Russian Jewish origin, fled Germany to take residence in Canada during the Second World War. Marc Chagall, an ex-Pat of Russian Jewish origin, was fleeing France and the Holocaust to take refuge in New York City during the war years. In the years following his return to France, Chagall took up residence at his famed home in St-Paul-de-Vence while Liverant purchased a residence in Beaulieu-sur-Mer. Social circles, shared interests, a common Jewish background including speaking Yiddish along with a proximity in age, transpired into a long, congenial relationship. This warm relationship is evident in the numerous dedications made on the lithographs and books that are in this collection. After Liverant's death, the collection was passed onto his wife Marguerite, and subsequently to his stepson, Mr. Felix Quinet. Felix Quinet, had a decades-long relationship with the National Gallery of Canada and donated hundreds of Chagall lithographs, beginning in 1986.