The Exodus

24 original lithographes in colors

285 copies, signed and numbered on the justification page;
250 copies an Arches wove, numbered from 1 to 250;
20 copies on Japon Nacré, numbered from I to XX;
15 hors commerce copies, marked from A to O.

See Patrick Cramer “Marc Chagall – The illustrated books”, No. 64.


“The Story of the Exodus” was published in 1966 by Léon Amiel, Paris and New York in an edition of 285. The portfolio contains 24 original color lithographs which were printed by Fernand Mourlot, Paris. None of the prints, except the frontispice of the deluxe edition, has been signed.

The Exodus, the Second Book of Moses, tells the story of the Jewish people from Jacob’s death to the arrival in the Sinai dessert.

In The Story of the Exodus we can trace the life of Moses from the moment when Pharao’s daughter found him in the bulrushes, down to his death, and thereafter the entry into the Promised Land. For most of the 24 colour lithographs Chagall adopted compositions which he had created for the etched Bibel illustrations more than thirty years ago. At that time he was not able to do coloured original prints.