About This Artwork

Joseph Cornell
American, 1903–1972

Untitled (Hôtel de la Duchesse-Anne), 1957

Box construction
17 5/8 x 12 1/4 x 4 7/16 in.
Signed on back, lower right, on paper label: Joseph Cornell (in artist’s hand) / joseph cornell (typed)

Lindy and Edwin Bergman Joseph Cornell Collection, 1982.1868

Art © The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

New York, Time, Inc., Art and the Found Object, 1959-60, traveled to Williamstown, Massachusetts; Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; Chicago; Notre Dame, Indiana; Montreal; Poughkeepsie, New York; and Waltham, Massachusetts; no cat.

The University of Chicago, The Bergman Gallery, Avant-Garde Chicago, 1968, no cat. nos., n. pag., as Hôtel de la Duchesse-Anne.

The Cleveland Museum of Art, The Spirit of Surrealism, 1979, no. 106 (ill.) and p. 169.

Publication History

Dore Ashton, A Joseph Cornell Album, 1974, p. 48 (ill.), as Hôtel de la Duchesse Anne.

Brian O’Doherty, American Masters: The Voice and the Myth in Modern Art, New York, 1982, p. 321 (ill.), as Hôtel de la Duchesse-Anne.

“A Record for Service, an Eye for Art: The Bergmans,” University of Chicago Magazine 74, 2 (Winter 1982), pp. 22 (ill.).

The Art Institute of Chicago: The Essential Guide, Chicago, 1993, p. 276 (ill.).

Ownership History

Stable Gallery, New York; sold to Lindy and Edwin Bergman, Chicago, 1960; given to the Art Institute, 1982.




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