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Hands Cannot Hold
  • Chaim Gross
    born: Wolow, Austria ; active: United States
  • Hands Cannot Hold, 1956
  • Where object was made: United States
  • watercolor, ink, pencil on paper
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 26 x 19 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 10.24 x 7.48 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 27.9 x 20.7 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 11 x 8 1/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of Harold Kaye
  • Not on display
  • 1958.0062

An oversized hand in peach and brown is in the bottom right to top right and holds five miniature portraits in brown frames. A larger frame-like form is visible along the right side, behind the miniature portraits.