2 November 2011
Marc Chagall (1887-1985)
Le Roi David
signed 'Marc Chagall' (lower left)
watercolor and brush and gray wash and India ink over charcoal on paper
20 1/8 x 14 in. (51 x 35.6 cm.)
Fairweather Hardin Gallery, Chicago.
Acquired from the above by the family of the present owner, circa 1955.
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