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ArtWise
Brooklyn

This work is a fine dark black impression, unsigned. Plate 37, "The Wolves and the Ewes" from the series of Fables de La Fontaine, 100 illustrations for fables and poems written by Jean de la Fontaine commissioned by Ambroise Vollard. The etchings for The Fables were executed by Chagall between 1927 and …

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Honored for his distinct style and pioneering role among Jewish artists, Marc Chagall painted dream-like subjects rooted in personal history and Eastern European folklore. He worked in several mediums, including painting, printmaking, and book illustration, and his stained glass windows can be seen in New York, France, and Jerusalem. Chagall arrived in Paris in 1910 and began experimenting with Cubism, befriending painters Robert Delaunay and Fernand Léger. Chagall’s style has been described as a hybrid of Cubism, Fauvism, and Symbolism, and his supernatural subjects are thought to have significantly influenced the Surrealists. Though he actively engaged in the Parisian artistic community, art for Chagall was first and foremost a means of personal expression. He preferred to be considered separately from other artists, his imagery and allegory uniquely his own.

High auction record
$28m, Sotheby's, 2017
Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions
2018
Chagall. The breakthrough years, 1911-1919Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
2017
Chagall. The Breakthrough Years, 1911–1919Kunstmuseum Basel
2013
Chagall: Beyond ColorDallas Museum of Art
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Fables de LaFontaine, The Wolves and the Ewes, 1927

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15 1/4 × 11 3/4 in
38.7 × 29.8 cm
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This work is a fine dark black impression, unsigned. Plate 37, "The Wolves and the Ewes" …

Medium
Signature
Not signed
Certificate of authenticity
Included

Honored for his distinct style and pioneering role among Jewish artists, Marc Chagall painted dream-like subjects rooted in personal history and Eastern European folklore. He worked in several mediums, including painting, printmaking, and book illustration, and his stained glass windows can be seen in New York, France, and Jerusalem. Chagall arrived in Paris in 1910 and began experimenting with Cubism, befriending painters Robert Delaunay and Fernand Léger. Chagall’s style has been described as a hybrid of Cubism, Fauvism, and Symbolism, and his supernatural subjects are thought to have significantly influenced the Surrealists. Though he actively engaged in the Parisian artistic community, art for Chagall was first and foremost a means of personal expression. He preferred to be considered separately from other artists, his imagery and allegory uniquely his own.

High auction record
$28m, Sotheby's, 2017
Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions (3)

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