La Fontaine's Fables (Lion)

Object Name
pen and ink 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: 11.4 x 12.7 cm (4 1/2 x 5 in.)

Signature, Inscriptions, and Markings

Signed and dated on verso in brown ink: Motherwell / 1945
Inscribed on verso in brown ink: Motherwell / 1945; verso in lower left in graphite: 7783; Backboard in black felt tip pen: D45-17; backboard in graphite: 7783 [circled]; backboard in blue ball point pen: PH 49-7; backboard in black ball point pen: 268 [circled]; stretcher in graphite: 4 1/2" x 5''/D 17 AI; on stretcher in black ball point ink: 1945?; Label on frame in blue ball-point pen: 49/7; label on frame in brown felt tip pen: INVD45-17 AI; verso of window mat in graphite: WPT / 23 / [1?] [circle] 11/ 15 Mother- MS 7783
Gallery label on backboard: Janie C. Lee Gallery ... ROBERT MOTHERWELL 79.336/ "LA FONTAINE'S FABLES' /1945/ ink on rag paper /4-1/2" x 5 "; Gallery label on backboard: JUDSON ART WAREHOUSE/. . . FLOOR / ROOM / PIECE / 2WT / 7379 / 516; Gallery label on backboard: OLLENDORFF FINE ARTS Lot No 5953 Piece No. 700; stamp in black ink on backboard: Janice C. Lee Gallery
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