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The Hen with the Golden Eggs

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The Hen with the Golden Eggs

Marc Chagall

Artist Nationality
Belorussian (culture or style)

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
etching, engraving and drypoint on laid paper

19 3/4 in x 16 3/8 in (50.17 cm x 41.59 cm);11 5/8 in x 9 1/2 in (29.53 cm x 24.13 cm);19 3/4 in x 16 3/8 in (50.17 cm x 41.59 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Ruth W. and Clarence J. Boldt, Jr.

Subject matter
This etching comes from a suite of illustrations the artist created for La Fontaine's Fables.  This image depicts the fable of the hen with the golden eggs.

Physical Description
Black and white etching shows a figure of a large hen in the central portion of the image with a small male figure on the middle right side of the image. Darkened tree branches extend from the left middle side to the upper right corner of the image.

Primary Object Classification

Primary Object Type
intaglio print

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

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egg (material)
etching (printing process)

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