MARC CHAGALL (1887-1985), Russian/French
PAVEL IVANOVITCH EST RAMENÉ À L'AUBERGE (PAVEL IVANOVICH IS TAKEN BACK TO THE INN) FROM GOGOL’S "DEAD SOULS" (LES AMES MORTES), 1923-1948 [CRAMER, 17]
Etching and drypoint with stippling printed in black ink on Japon nacre paper; signed in the plate upper right, titled to gallery label verso. Commissioned by Vollard in 1927 and published by Teriade, Paris in 1948. From the edition of 335 (there were also 33 hors commerce copies numbered in Roman numerals).
Plate/Sheet 10.9 x 8.6 in — 27.6 x 21.8 cm; 14.8 x 10.9 in — 37.5 x 27.8 cm
Paul Proute, Estampes et Dessins De Choix, Paris gallery label verso;
The Estate of Grant L. Reuber, Toronto