Martin Puryear. Esther (plate, facing page 28) from Cane. 2000

Martin Puryear Esther (plate, facing page 28) from Cane 2000

  • Not on view
Jean Toomer
One from an illustrated book with ten woodcuts and a supplementary suite of seven woodcuts
composition: 10 3/8 × 12 13/16" (26.4 × 32.5 cm); page (each): 11 1/2 × 13 7/8" (29.2 × 35.3 cm)
Arion Press, San Francisco
Arion Press, San Francisco
Gift of Anna Marie and Robert F. Shapiro
Object number
© Martin Puryear, Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery
Illustrated book
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