La Fontaine's Fables (Horse)

Object Name
pen and ink with gray wash on paper
Credit Line
Purchased with funds from an Anonymous Donor, with support from the Dedalus Foundation, 1998
Object Number
Not currently on display but Available for viewing on Wednesdays from 1-4:30 in the Prints and Drawings Study Centre


Overall: 15.2 x 15.2 cm (6 x 6 in.)

Signature, Inscriptions, and Markings

Signed on recto top left corner in black ink: R Motherwell; signed and dated on verso in brown ink: Motherwell / 1945
Inscribed recto top left corner in black ink: R Motherwell; verso in brown ink: Robert Motherwell / 1945; in graphite: 7784 c [c is circled]; Strainer in felt tip marker: C7784; Strainer in graphite: 6 1/2 " x 5 INV. D 14 AI; Strainer in black felt tip marker: D45-11/ X/ X; Sticker on strainer in black ball point ink: 1945/ 40-6; Inside frame on masking tape in graphite: MOTHERWELL 7785--11-B15
Gallery label on strainer: JUDSON ART WAREHOUSE/.. FLOOR / ROOM / PIECE / 2WT / 7379 / 531; Label on strainer: Janie C. Gallery...Houston, Texas/...ROBERT MOTHERWELL 79.184/ "LA FONTAINE'S FABLES" /1945 / INK ON RAG PAPER / 6 x 6"; Label on strainer: OLLENDORFF FINE ARTS/...Lot No. 5935 Piece No. 699; Gallery stamp on backmat: Janie C. Lee Gallery; Window mat verso: 2 3/4 11/15 Mother-WS 7784 C; Backmat in black point ink: D-11/26B [circled]; Backmat in graphite: 7784 C[circled]/ PH 40-6; Label on frame in brown felt tip pen: INV D45-11AI; Label on frame in graphite: 40/10 1945;
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