Marc Chagall, ‘The Wolf and the Stork, plate 34; The Hen that Laid Golden Eggs, plate 59; and The Ass in the Lion’s Skin, plate 64, from Fables de la Fontaine’, 1927-30, Phillips

All images: 11 1/2 x 9 3/8 in. (29.2 x 23.8 cm)
All sheets: 16 1/2 x 13 1/4 in. (41.9 x 33.7 cm)

All signed and annotated `34', '59' and '64' in pencil (from the edition of 100, there was also an edition of 40 with hand-coloring and 45 on Japanese paper), published by Tériade, Paris, all framed.

see Patrick Cramer books 22

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