2. Marc Chagall

Marc Chagall
(Vitebsk 1887 – Saint-Paul-de-Vence 1985)
The Wolf Became the Shepherd (from La Fontaine’s Fables)
Signed in the plate lower left
Etching, 29.4 x 23.6 cm (image size) / 39 x 30 cm (sheet size)
Cramer 22/29
The etchings for La Fontaine’s Fables were commissioned by the famous art dealer Ambroise Vollars. He chose Marc Chagall to illustrate the classical French masterpiece, and in response to the question “Why Chagall?” Vollard explained: “Simply because his aesthetic seems to me, in a certain sense, akin to La Fontaine’s, at once sound and delicate, realistic and fantastic.” Chagall’s illustrations for La Fontaine’s The Fables are among some of the most imaginative and lyrical works in the artist’s entire oeuvre.

€ 600 - 1.000
€ 500