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Perhinderion I
  • Alfred Jarry
    born: Laval, France ; died: Paris, France
    Sebastien Munster
  • Perhinderion I, 1896
  • Where object was made: France
  • woodcut, letterpress
  • Paper Type: Arches wove, cover is vegetable parchm
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: cover closed 430 x 320 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: cover closed 16 7/8 x 12 5/8 in
  • Museum purchase: Letha Churchill Walker Memorial Art Fund
  • Not on display
  • 1997.0001.a-m
Label Text

Cover made of vegetable parchment and is mostly negative space with the exception of the inscriptions listed above and a small woodcut at lower left in rusty orange ink which shows a beast-like fish emerging from the water to attack two nude men on the shoreline.