Marc Chagall, ‘Le Cheval Et L'Âne (C. Bks. 22)’, 1952, Doyle

signed and inscribed epreuve hors commerce in pencil, from Les Fables de La Fontaine, with full margins.

11.75 x 9.5 inches; 298 x 241 mm.
Sheet: 15.25 x 11.125 inches; 387 x 283 mm.

Condition: Pale timestain, hinged at sheet corners verso to back mat, some unobtrusive handling creases, two small foxing spots in the left margin, an area with some abrasion and discoloration in the bottom margin, otherwise in good condition.

Dorothy Lewis 2013 Irrevocable Trust

About Marc Chagall

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.

Russian-French, 1887-1985, Vitebsk, Belarus