Dovecote

about 1952
Joseph Cornell (American, 1903–1972)


Dimensions

Unframed: 14 3/4 x 8 3/4 x 2 in. (37.5 x 22.2 x 5.1 cm)

Accession Number

2012.1080

Medium or Technique

Mixed media

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Mixed media

Compartmentalized box with objects

Provenance

By 1952, created for the artist’s brother, Robert Cornell; April 1, 1966, sold by the artist, at Allen Stone Gallery, New York, to Susan and Steven Paine, Cambridge, MA; 2010, lent by Susan Paine to the MFA for the opening of the Art of the Americas Wing; 2012, gift of Susan Paine to the MFA, Boston. (Accession date: February 27, 2013)

Credit Line

Gift of Susan W. Paine