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Marc Chagall (French/Russian, 1887–1985)
LOT ID: 83849
L'enfant et le maitre d'ecole (from Fables de La Fontaine), 1952

Drypoint, on wove paper
11.75 х 9.5 in. (29.84 x 24.13 cm.)
Signed, lower right and numbered lower left in pencil.
Edition 88/100
Foundry/Publisher Teriade Editeur, Paris, pub.; Maurice Potin, Paris, prntr.
Lot description
Image size: 11.75 x 9.5 inches (29.8 x 24.1 cm)
Paper size: 16.5 x 13.25 inches (41.9 x 33.7 cm)

This etching is plate 10 from Chagall's illustrated book, "Fables de La Fontaine," which depicted 17th Century French poet Jean de la Fontaine's classic "Fables." This image comes from the fable "The Child and the Schoolmaster," in which a drowning child is rescued by a schoolmaster, but not before being admonished for his carelessness. Here, we see the moment that the teacher comes upon the child, who is hanging onto a branch over the rushing water.

This print comes in mat as shown in pictures.
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L'enfant et le maitre d'ecole (from Fables de La Fontaine) by Marc Chagall
  • L'enfant et le maitre d'ecole (from Fables de La Fontaine) by Marc Chagall
  • L'enfant et le maitre d'ecole (from Fables de La Fontaine) by Marc Chagall
  • L'enfant et le maitre d'ecole (from Fables de La Fontaine) by Marc Chagall
  • L'enfant et le maitre d'ecole (from Fables de La Fontaine) by Marc Chagall
  • L'enfant et le maitre d'ecole (from Fables de La Fontaine) by Marc Chagall
  • L'enfant et le maitre d'ecole (from Fables de La Fontaine) by Marc Chagall
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