Marc Chagall, ‘Le Lion S’En Allant En Guerre (From Les Fables De La Fontaine, Volume Ii’, Waddington's
Marc Chagall, ‘Le Lion S’En Allant En Guerre (From Les Fables De La Fontaine, Volume Ii’, Waddington's
Marc Chagall, ‘Le Lion S’En Allant En Guerre (From Les Fables De La Fontaine, Volume Ii’, Waddington's
Marc Chagall, ‘Le Lion S’En Allant En Guerre (From Les Fables De La Fontaine, Volume Ii’, Waddington's

Plate/Sheet 11.6" x 9.6" — 29.5 x 24.5 cm.; 15.4" x 11.8" — 39 x 30 cm.

Note: According to the Beverly Hills Galleries’ Certificate of Authenticity accompanying this lot, there were 10 H.C. (Hors Concours) aside from the edition of 100, printed in 1927.

Signature: signed and numbered H. C. in pencil to margin

CRAMER, 22

Beverly Hills Galleries Inc., Hollywood, California from whom purchased by Bruce Gabriel, in 1979 accompanied by the receipt and the gallery Certificate of Authenticity, dated 3/5/79

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