The Meal at Drya's House

The Meal at Drya's House, 1961, Marc Chagall
64.1 cm 41.9 cm

The Meal at Drya's House is an Early Modernist Lithography Print created by Marc Chagall in 1961. The image is tagged Daphnis and Chloë and Greek and Roman Mythology. Source

“Dryas and his family were busy round the table. One of the sheep-dogs grabbed some meat and fled through the door. Dryas dashed off in pursuit. In the course of this pursuit he saw Daphnis. He flung his arms around Daphnis and led him indoors. When they (Daphnis and Chloé) saw one another they very nearly sank to the ground; but managing to stay upright they wished one another good morning and kissed each other. Thus Daphnis got more that he had hoped for – not only a glimpse of Chloé but a kiss as well. He sat close to the fire and unloaded the wood-pigeons and blackbirds, and described how he had gone to catch birds. They praised him for being so energetic and invited him to dinner.”

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