and aquatint in black and yellow on Arches paper by Marc Chagall. Titled Psalm 2, the etching shows images based
on the artist's understanding of the psalm. This etching was one of 32 that illustrated Psalm 2 in the 1979 book,
The Psalms of David, published by Gerald Cramer. This is the first etching in the book. From the unsigned edition
of 175. (There was also a signed and numbered edition of 40 apart from the book.) The book is referenced as number 108
in Cramer's reference work Marc Chagall: The Illustrated Books, Pp. 314-317.
- Artist: Marc Chagall
- Title: Psalm 2 with Hand-signed title page
- Year: 1978
Image Area: 8 inches H x 5-3/4 inches W (20.5 cm H x 14.6 cm W)
- Title Page/Etching Matte Window Size: 9 inches
H x 6-3/4 inches W (22.9 cm H x 17.1 cm W)
- Frame Size: 18 inches H x 24 inches W (45.7 cm H x 60.1 cm W)
This etching and title page are both in excellent condition. They are framed side-by-side
in a modern gold frame and double matted in tan and charcoal. Covered with UV-resistant acrylic. Works
such as this sell in high-end galleries for $4,000-6,000.