The Hen with the Golden EggsArtist(s)Marc ChagallArtist NationalityBelorussian (culture or style)Object Creation Date1927-1930Medium & Supportetching, engraving and drypoint on laid paperDimensions
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 LineGift 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 Typeintaglio printCollection AreaModern and ContemporaryRights
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etching (printing process)