Le Renard et le Buste (The Fox and the Bust), Plate 46 from Les Fables de La Fontaine ( La Fontaine's Fables)

Marc Chagall, Russian-French, born Belarus, 1887 - 1985


about 1927-1930; published 1952

Etching and aquatint on Rives wove paper

Edition of 200

Plate: 11 9/16 × 9 3/8 in. (29.3 × 23.8 cm)

Sheet: 15 3/8 × 11 3/4 in. (39 × 29.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Phyllis and Bertram Geller 1937 Memorial Fund



Maurice Potin, Paris


Tériade Editeur, Paris


Place Made: Russia, Europe


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Signed, in plate, lower left: ChAgAll; inscribed, in graphite, lower left: Chagall / Fables 59-139-46 [in later hand]; inscribed, in graphite, lower center: Le Renard et le Buste [in later hand]; Watermark, lower center: BFK RIVES


Ferdinand Roten Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland; sold to present collection, 1963.

Catalogue Raisonne

Cramer 22

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