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De La sainte famille au Droit à la paresse

Illustrated by Wifredo Lam (Cuban, 1902–1982), Author René Char (French, 1907–1988), Publisher Galerie le Point Cardinal, Paris (French, 20th century), Printer Imprimerie Union (French, 20th century), Printer Giorgio Upiglio (Italian, 20th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France


Overall: 17 x 23.2 x 0.5 cm (6 11/16 x 9 1/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with one etching

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Le Point Cardinal, 1976) Oblong quarto; [6 ff.]; original publisher’s printed wrappers (grayish manila folder, beige cloth spine).

Paris: Le Point Cardinal, 1976


Frontispiece signed by Lam lower right in brown pencil; colophon signed by Char lower center in brown pencil.


Efraín Barradas (Gainesville, FL), by whom given to MFA, June 27, 2001.

Credit Line

Gift of Efraín Barradas in memory of Isabel Mejías de Barradas


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