11 March 2009
Joseph Cornell (1903-1972)
Hotel du Nord (Grand Hotel de l'Univers, Hotel de la Poste)
signed 'Joseph Cornell' (on a paper label affixed to the reverse)
wood box construction--printed paper collage, oil and wooden dowels
19¼ x 13 1/8 x 3½ in. (49.5 x 33.3 x 8.9 cm.)
Executed in 1950.
Egan Gallery, New York
Private collection, Rhinecliff
Anon. sale; Christie's, New York, 14 November 2002, lot 116
Leila Hadley Luce, New York
Gift of the above to the present owner
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Cambridge, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, The Class of 1930 Reunion Art Exhibition, June-July 1955.
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