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The Puritan

Louise Bourgeois (American (born in Paris) 1911–2010)


69.2 x 52.7 cm (27 1/4 x 20 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Illustrated book containing eight engravings with hand wiping, printed on Japanese Gampi chine-collé on Twinrocker handmade paper

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

Illustrated book with eight engravings and hand-set text, bound as a book with a beige linen-covered clam-shell box. Engravings with hand wiping printed on Japanese Gampi chine collé on Twinrocker handmade paper. First edition (of 75 copies). Printed at Chestnut Street Press, RE, Townsend Studio and Wingate Studio. Published by Osiris Editions, 1990. First edition, 68/75. Text written by Louise Bourgeois in 1947. Box: 27 1/4 x 20 3/4 in. (690 x 527 mm)


Numbered and signed in graphite, at the end of the colophon: 68/Louise Bourgeois.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund


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