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Marc Chagall Etching "La Grenouille Qui Veut Se Faire Aussi Grosse Que le Boeuf"

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Marc Chagall (Russian-French, 1887 – 1985)
La Grenouille Qui Veut Se Faire Aussi Grosse Que le Boeuf, 1927-1930, printed before 1952
Etching on Montval laid paper
Signed to the lower right
Edition 21 of 100
From Les Fables de la Fontaine, Vol. 1
Montval watermark to the lower right

Patrick Cramer, Marc Chagall: The Illustrated Books, page 68, figure 22.

Marc Chagall was a renowned Jewish artist born July 7, 1887, in Vitebsk, Russia, who later moved to Paris and gained French citizenship. Chagall studied at the Imperial Society for the Protection of the Arts in Saint Petersburg. He was a member of the Ecole de Paris and was part of the Salon des Indépendants and the Salon d’Automne in the early 1900s. In addition to Paris and St. Petersburg, Chagall traveled and exhibited globally including Amsterdam, Jerusalem, and New York City. Having lived through World War I and World War II, his work was influenced by these events. Chagall’s work is inspired by his Jewish heritage and his home town of Vitebsk and incorporates elements of Fauvism and Cubism as well as aspects of traditional Russian and Jewish folk art. His work has been exhibited and collected internationally both privately and by institutions including the Guggenheim, the Museum of Modern Art, Centre Pompidou, and Tate Modern.


- wear, dents, and scratches to frame; toning, foxing, and mat burn; print has been inspected outside of the frame.


18.0" W x 20.5" H x 1.0" D

- measures frame; sheet approximately measures 13.25" W x 16.5" H; plate marks measure 9.15" W x 11.5" H.

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