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Lot Details

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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Catalogue Raisonné: 22, Cramer
The seller has recorded the following condition for this lot:
Mat Burn
Area: Margin
Location: Overall
Notes: Slight mat burn around the margins. See photos.
Degree: Minor

Definition Key
Area
Image The central image area, composition, or focal point; the area inside the margins/plate marks.
Margin Areas bordering the central image, outside the plate marks, or the perimeter area.
Edge The farthest edge of the object.
Verso The reverse/back of the object.



Degree
Minor An existing condition which generally does not involve risk of loss.
Moderate Noticeable damage, increasing in severity and/or size; should be monitored or corrected by a conservator.
Major Distinct, recognizable damage; the stability of the work is questionable and risk is a factor. Requires the attention of a conservator.
Extreme Advanced and severe damage; work is insecure and at great risk.

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  • Shipping Dimensions: 18.5 x 15 in. (46.99 x 38.1 cm.)
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