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The Hen with the Golden Eggs

Accession Number
2008/2.415

Title
The Hen with the Golden Eggs

Artist(s)
Marc Chagall

Artist Nationality
Belorussian (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
1927-1930

Medium & Support
etching, engraving and drypoint on laid paper

Dimensions
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
Print

Primary Object Type
intaglio print

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
egg (material)
etching (printing process)
fables
hens

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