Margo Humphrey The Black Madonna
Margo Humphrey (b. 1942)
The Black Madonna, 2013
pencil signed, dated, and titled
27-1/2 x 22-1/2 inches
Provenance:Collection of Madeline Rabb, Chicago, IL
Generally good condition. No holes, tears, abrasions. No stains, folds, or creases. Unframed.
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