This work is a fine dark black impression, unsigned. Plate 37, 'The Wolves and the Ewes' from the series of Fables de La Fontaine, 100 illustrations for fables and poems written by Jean de la Fontaine commissioned by Ambroise Vollard. The etchings for The Fables were executed by Chagall between 1927 and 1930; 200 portfolios on Montval were issued, 40 editions were part of a suite of etchings on japon nacre, 85 were part of a suite with gouache hand-coloring by Chagall. In addition, 15 portfolios hors commerce were created. There were also 100 sets of etching on paper with wide margins, each numbered and signed.