Artist Joseph Cornell, American, 1903-1972
  • Night Songs
Date between 1953 and 1955
Medium wood, glass, xeroxed photographs, paint, spring, compass and other objects
Dimensions Overall: 16 15/16 × 10 3/16 × 4 3/16 inches (43 × 25.9 × 10.6 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, W. Hawkins Ferry Fund, Catherine Kresge Dewey Fund; gift of Mrs. George Kamperman by exchange
Accession Number 1993.77
Department Contemporary Art after 1950
On View Modern N230.1, Level 2 (see map)
Signed Signed, on verso
the artist;
1970, private collector.
Donald Morris Gallery;
1993-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Percy, Ann and Mark Rosenthal. Philadelphia Collects: Art Since 1940. Exh. cat., Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia, 1986, p. 22 (ill.).