Marc Chagall (French/Russian, 1887-1985)
La grenouille qui veut fair aussi grosse que le boeuf, plate 2 from FABLES by La Fontaine, published 1952, edition of 100 (Cramer, 22). Signed within the plate. Etching with hand-coloring on BFK Rives paper with watermark, plate size 11 5/8 x 9 1/4 in. (29.3 x 23.4 cm), unmatted, unframed.
Condition: Margins over 1 inch with two deckled edges, subtle toning, annotations to lower margin, hinges to upper edge on the verso.
There are hinges to the upper edge and white tape to the right edge on the reverse. The sheet measures 15 1/4 x 11 3/4 in. There is subtle toning near the edges of the sheet, and annotations to the lower margin both recto and verso.