13 November 2014
The Bergman Collection
Joseph Cornell (1903-1972)
Untitled (Two Swans from The Magic Swan)
velvet, glass, wood, fabric and cut paper collage, and rhinestones
18¾ x 23 x 3 in. (47.6 x 58.4 x 7.6 cm.)
Executed circa 1944-1945.
Tamara Toumanova, Los Angeles, acquired from the artist
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1983
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S. Leonard Starr, Joseph Cornell and the Ballet, New York, 1983, p. 66, pl. 38 (illustrated).
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