Original etching 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. Included is the inside title page of the book, which Chagall's signature in pencil. 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. Etching 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 inside 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. COA. See closeup photos and more details at: http://www.jdsmithfineart.com/gallery-of-artists/chagall-menu/chagall-psalm-2-etching.
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